With over a decade of experience in Private Investigation, Andy Cross runs operations in Hampshire from an office base near Southampton
"Having spent the last fifteen years with Answers I feel as if I should start writing a book! It is certainly a job that makes you think on your feet and the application of imagination is crucial. Forget planning a day at the office - by 11.00 a.m. any plan has changed beyond recognition"
"I have been involved with numerous undercover and surveillance operations for corporate clients often resulting in my evidence ending up in court. Extensive surveillance tasks in the City of London and elsewhere have also allowed me to obtain vital information of the movements and patterns of subjects who are under investigation"
"Probably the most common case that I am involved with from start to finish is that of absent employees, stress and back pain seem to be the most popular reasons for not attending work and are often very difficult for a general practitioner to assess. Gathering information in the form of video and still photography allows the client to match the absent employees story with that of the hard evidence collated"
"Bringing our fingerprinting facility in house has also allowed me to apply this particular investigative method as well as computer forensics to many of my cases for both corporate and private clients. The results of Computer forensics can be absolutely overwhelming, recreating deleted files and email as hard evidence of misdemeanour"
"Whether the caller is commercial or private , everyone who contacts our office is treated with the most upmost confidentiality and respect. We realise that it takes a lot of courage to pick up the phone to discuss personal and professional issues with a stranger, however clients feel much better for having done so. Today seems a far cry from my early days"