Sarah Vella – Case Manager
Sarah is a former Police officer. Prior to that she worked as an Authorised Officer within Trading Standards and as an Investigator within a Software Anti-Piracy Unit for a trade organisation – conducting test purchases, PACE interviews and case building for criminal cases involving the manufacture and sale counterfeit digital goods (Playstation & Nintendo) across the United Kingdom.
Working in the legal arena for over 20 years, Sarah has extensive experience and training in the field of cell site analysis and communications data analysis including high profile investigations, such as the Omagh Bombing civil case.
Sarah also has extensive experience in categorising alleged indecent and prohibited images of children, along with extreme pornography, according to current sentencing guidelines. Such Image reviews often result in a significant reduction in the number of images charged, or with increasing frequency, cases being discontinued.