Author: Alon Aviram

Alon Aviram

Finally exposed: How Lopresti ice cream boss kept men in slave-like conditions, tenants and families in squalor. But people spoke out.

In a Cable investigation spanning five years, a shocking story has been uncovered.

Ice cream boss Lopresti is slavery risk and banned from business, following Cable exposé

Following Cable investigations, Judge said: “I’m sure that there is a risk that you will commit a human trafficking or slavery offence.”

Episode 4: Tattoo parlours, nightclubs and firebombs - how businesses were blackmailed

In the last episode of the Cornerman, the Cable lifts the lid on protection rackets from London to Bristol, revealing how local businesses were forced to pay gangsters for security.

Episode 3: A disappearance, two murders and a hole in the ground

Two murders and a disappearance: How the Cornerman slipped through the net.

The cornerman cast of characters

Meet the players in a vast criminal network linking Bristol to London.

Episode 2: Bangers and mash, football and boxing

The gangster jailed for drugs and blackmail who courted footballers, boxers and MMA fighters.

Episode 1: Unmasking The Cornerman

This Bristol Cable investigation exposes one of Britain’s most elusive organised crime bosses after two decades in the shadows.

Relative of Bristol Brink's-Mat gangster jailed as part of organised crime ring

10 men including John 'Goldfinger' Palmer's son-in-law jailed for roles in extortion, drug dealing and blackmail gang. 

How witness intimidation threatens us all

Failure to clamp down on witness intimidation is allowing domestic violence perpetrators to get off scot-free, and failing survivors.

The far-right bomb maker who wasn’t charged with terrorism offences

He built bombs and published racist, far-right views online. Why wasn't Matthew Glynn charged with terrorism offences?

Lopresti ice cream bosses slavery trial date set

Salvatore and Roberto Lopresti face modern day slavery charges.

Update: Loprestis' ‘No plea’ in slavery case

Ice cream bosses face will face Crown Court next month

Exclusive: Lopresti ice cream bosses face slavery charges

Salvatore and Robert Lopresti face charges of forced labour.

This is the company set to profit from an arena in Filton

The infrastructure giant is one of the largest in southeast Asia.

Bank robbery: the ‘theft of the century’ and a house in Fishponds

Unsuspecting local business owner shocked to learn that companies registered to his property used by fraudsters.

Police forced to reveal info on mass mobile phone spying, following Cable investigation

Privacy International ruling an ‘important victory for government transparency’ after two-year battle.

The council is taking on one of the biggest banks in the world

Barclays is facing a huge court battle after Bristol City Council and other local authorities filed a mass legal action against it. Photo: Maxian

Only one rogue landlord prosecuted for illegal eviction in four years

In the past four years Bristol City Council have only successfully prosecuted one landlord for illegal eviction.

Exclusive: Former coppers, including undercover, exposed in police data blunder

While police are fighting to protect the identities of officers during the ‘spycops’ public inquiry into undercover policing, an Avon and Somerset Police Facebook group has exposed the identities of former officers, including covert police.

WATCH: simple steps to fight fake news

How can we fight fake news? Professor Stephan Lewandowsky, cognitive psychologist at Bristol University, spells out some simple steps.

Safeguarding shouldn’t mean alienating: parents criticise FGM investigations

There’s growing discontent among sections of the Bristol Somali community around how anti-FGM efforts are being handled. Getting the balance wrong risks driving a wedge between families and the professionals paid to protect children.

National report slams police ‘digital stop and search’ following Cable investigation

Following a Bristol Cable investigation in 2017, charity Privacy International have today published a new report on the technology UK police forces are secretly using to download all the content and data from people’s phones.

Opinion: Surveillance Britain, nothing to fear? Think again

We need to act fast to defend our civil liberties or, like the frog in the pot, we could too late find ourselves in a very different climate.

Bristol arms dealers are supplying Turkish forces who killed a Bristolian

A Bristol woman, Anna Campbell, has been killed by Turkish forces who are supplied by arms companies with bases in Bristol