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Yorkshire 'e-crime' addressed by police

The UK police capability to tackle the growing threat of cyber crime was strengthened today with the announcement of three regional policing e-crime hubs.

Barnsley falls into one of the new hubs, in Yorkshire and the Humber.

The other two will be in the North West and in the East Midlands.

The e-crime hubs will be launched at the ACPO e-crime conference in Sheffield today.

Cyber crime has been identified in the National Security Risk Assessment as a ‘tier one’ threat alongside international terrorism, an international military crisis, and a major accident or natural hazard requiring a national response.

To meet the threat, the government has granted £30m over four years to improve national capability to investigate and combat cyber crime.

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