ITV: The Jane Andrews story

The Jane Andrews Story will be broadcast this Wednesday 3rd March at 9pm on ITV. The documentary features Jim Dickie, BGP’s Head of Investigations and Crisis Management. Jim, who was the senior investigating officer for the investigation says “There are only two people who really know what happened in that bedroom, and one of them […]

Suzy Lamplugh Documentary

Jim Dickie, BGP’s Head of Investigations features in a new Channel 5 documentary looking into the 1986 disappearance and subsequent murder of 25-year-old estate agent Suzy Lamplugh. The Vanishing of Suzy Lamplugh will be broadcast on Channel 5 at 9pm on Wednesday 16th December. The programme examines the case surrounding Ms Lamplugh’s disappearance, tracing the twists and turns […]

DIVERT recognised at the annual Met Excellence Awards

We are proud and pleased to announce that DIVERT, the unique and innovative custody intervention programme has today been recognised at the Met Excellence Awards where it received the award for Support Team of the Year. The award was presented by Kate Richardson-Walsh OBE. Details of the award as well as the other winners can […]

Suzy Lamplugh

Today’s Sun features an article relating to the ongoing mystery of Suzy Lamplugh, who was last seen on the 28th July 1986. New evidence indicates that John Cannan, the prime suspect was seen throwing a suitcase into a canal around the time of her disappearance. Jim Dickie, BGP’s Head of Investigations, who also led the […]

Should you wear a mask?

There is much discussion at the moment on whether or not to wear masks. The following is clearly not based upon any specific medical knowledge, but simply on an analysis of the available evidence, and what may perhaps best be described as informed common sense. So that anyone reading this knows where I am coming […]

New laws failing to protect whistle-blowers

In a major survey, seven in ten whistle blowers who report harassment or illegal behaviour in London are being victimised, sacked or forced to resign, despite laws designed to protect them. Many were ignored, with others being forced to sign non-disclosure agreements, and some even being threatened with false misconduct charges. BGP can help; whether […]

VRU invests in DIVERT

London’s Violence Reduction Unit (VRU) has announced new investment in a number of programmes for the capital’s youth workers. One of these is the DIVERT programme operating within police custody suites. Wilf Pickles, Director of BGP Global Services and a trustee of the New Era Foundation says, ‘we are delighted that the DIVERT custody intervention […]

UK Test and Trace Service – Verifying a call is genuine

Last week, the government launched its Test and Trace service, aimed at contacting those who may have come into contact with someone with coronavirus symptoms. Soon after the launch, reports were appearing that scammers were exploiting the launch of the service to send fake Test and Trace messages that were actually phishing attempts. Over the […]

DIVERT – Police custody intervention

BGP are pleased to have provided a further Custody Intervention training course for the DIVERT programme. The five-day training course included custody legislation, emergency first aid, understanding emotional intelligence with practical interviewing exercises. The course concluded with a visit to a police custody suite. The feedback from all the delegates was outstanding and prepares the […]

Divert: Tackling violent crime at its roots

In an article in the Sunday Telegraph, Shaun Bailey a member of the London Assembly writes that ‘we need to deal with the underlying issues that push our young men towards gangs and criminality”. The full article can be found here. The article praises Divert, a London based youth diversion project, which is proving particularly […]