Press Releases from CPS East Midlands

Date

Outline

26/10/2017

Two convicted of Nottingham Mosque hate crime

Two men have been given increased sentences for religiously aggravated harassment and criminal damage in relation to an incident at a mosque in Sherwood, Nottingham.

02/10/2017

Life sentence for Leicester domestic murder

A Leicester man has been sentenced to life in prison for murdering his wife.

14/09/2017

Football fan fined for homophobic chanting

A Leicester City fan has pleaded guilty to and been fined for indecent chanting at a football match.

15/08/2017

Jail for reckless HIV transmission

A man from Nottingham has today (August 15) been sentenced to seven years in prison for recklessly transmitting HIV infection to two sexual partners.

07/07/2017

Youth charged for attack in Victoria Park, Leicester

The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised Leicestershire Police to charge a 17-year-old youth in relation to an attack on a young woman in Leicester.

22/06/2017

Two charged over the death of Charlie Dunn

CPS East Midlands has authorised Leicestershire Police to charge two people in relation to the death of five-year-old Charlie Dunn in a leisure park in Leicestershire.

16/06/2017

Teacher who arranged for sexual abuse of children jailed for life

A teacher who arranged for children in the Philippines to be sexually abused while he watched online from his home in Nottingham has been jailed.

09/06/2017

Nottinghamshire man given suspended sentence for wife's manslaughter

A 96-year-old man from Nottinghamshire who admitted to killing his wife has been given a suspended sentence for manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

09/06/2017

Spalding teenage murderers identified

Two teenagers sentenced in November 2016 for the murder of mother and daughter Elizabeth and Katie Edwards in Spalding, Lincolnshire have been identified, after a court order preventing their identification was lifted.

11/04/2017

Life sentence for 'vicious' Leicester sex attack

A Leicestershire man has been given a life sentence for a vicious attack on a stranger in Bede Park in Leicester in October 2016.

21/03/2017

Leicester woman sentenced to life for acid attack

A Leicester woman has been convicted of attempted murder and sentenced to life in prison with a minimum for attacking her housemate and partner with sulphuric acid.

21/03/2017

Leicestershire man charged with non-recent sexual abuse

The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised Leicestershire Police to charge a man with a series of sexual offences against children dating back to 2000.

17/03/2017

Charges authorised for Derby sex attacks

The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised Derbyshire Police to charge a Derby man with seven sexual offences in relation to separate sexual attacks in the city.

17/03/2017

Bereaved mother urges drivers to think before overtaking

The mother of a 28-year-old woman who was killed in a collision in 2015 has urged drivers to think about the danger of carelessly overtaking after a man was jailed for causing her daughter’s death.

27/02/2017

Life Sentence for Leicester knife murder

A Leicester man has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of Adam Bent in July 2016.

20/02/2017

Life sentences for Brendan Mason's murderers

Two Leicester men have been sentenced to life in prison for the murder of Brendan Mason, in Abbey Park in July 2016.

10/02/2017

Increased fine for homophobic abuse

A Nottingham man has been fined for aggressive and abusive behaviour while in police custody, with the fine more than doubled due to the homophobic nature of his abuse.

09/02/2017

Mansfield domestic abuser jailed for 14 years

A Nottinghamshire man has been jailed for a violent attack on his ex-partner and he and his aunt have both received sentences for trying to stop her giving evidence against him.

27/01/2017

Leicestershire aunt guilty of 'baby-shaking' manslaughter

A Leicestershire woman has been found guilty of manslaughter for causing the death of her niece by non-accidental head injury.

27/01/2017

Nottingham man given increased sentence for racially aggravated threats

A Nottingham man has been given a community order for aggressive and threatening behaviour, a sentence uplifted due to the racist nature of his offences.

20/01/2017

Mohammed Ibrahim jailed for Derby knife murder

A young Derby man has been given a life sentence for the murder of Richard Bernard in May 2016.

20/01/2017

Life sentence for Derby domestic attack

A Derbyshire man who subjected a woman to a vicious three-hour attack, leaving her in intensive care, has been sentenced to life in prison. Accomplices who conspired with him to try and stop her giving evidence have also been sentenced for their parts in the conspiracy.

09/12/2016

Nottingham rapist given life sentence for 1986 attack

A convicted murderer has been sentenced for a rape he committed in 1986, thanks to advances in DNA technology.

02/12/2016

Conspiracy to silence domestic violence victim ends in conviction

A Derbyshire man who attempted to murder a young woman, as well as a group of associates he involved in his campaign to silence her, have been convicted of a series of offences for their part in conspiracies to commit offences against her.

29/11/2016

CPS East Midlands response to HMCPSI inspection

CPS East Midlands has extremely committed staff, works efficiently and has strong leadership, according to a report published today by Her Majesty's CPS Inspectorate.

24/11/2016

Northamptonshire pair jailed for kidnap and rape

Two men who kidnapped and raped a young woman in Northampton have been jailed for thirteen years.

23/11/2016

Prison sex offender has sentence increased

A serving prisoner has had his sentence increased for sexual offences committed while in prison. John Christon was convicted of sexually and physically assaulting another prisoner. He pleaded guilty at Nottingham Crown Court to assault by beating, two counts of sexual assault and one count of assault by penetration.

21/11/2016

Sheffield man given life sentence for Derbyshire manslaughter

A Sheffield man has been sentenced to life in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter at Nottingham Crown Court. Christopher Whelan killed his grandmother, Rose Hill and his aunt, Julie Hill in Shirebrook, Derbyshire in February 2016.

17/10/2016

Lincolnshire child abuser sentenced to 24 years

A Lincolnshire man has been jailed for 24 years for sexually abusing and raping two young girls over a period of five years.

04/10/2016

Nottingham grandmother given increased cruelty sentence on retrial

A Nottingham woman who appealed her conviction for child cruelty has been found guilty at a retrial at Nottingham Crown Court of the original offences and fresh offences committed against another victim.

15/09/2016

Seventeen years for Nottinghamshire child abuse

A Nottinghamshire man has been jailed for 17 years for abusing children. Andrew Brookes targeted young girls, one of whom had learning disabilities, over a number of years.

15/09/2016

Family members whose dog killed their baby are sentenced

A mother and grandmother from Daventry have been jailed for two years immediate custody for offences under the Dangerous Dogs Act following the death of a baby in 2014.

05/09/2016

Manslaughter conviction follows landmark joint enterprise ruling

A Leicester man who successfully appealed against his murder conviction in a landmark ruling by the Supreme Court on the law of joint enterprise has today been convicted of manslaughter.

29/08/2016

Lincoln man sentenced to 26 years for child sexual abuse

A Lincoln man who groomed and sexually abused a nine-year-old girl has been sentenced to 26 years behind bars.

02/08/2016

Life imprisonment for the murderer of India Chipchase

Edward Tenniswood has today been convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for the rape and murder of India Chipchase.

29/07/2016

Jail for M1 closure protester

A man has been jailed for two years for staging a protest that closed the M1 in Leicestershire for 28 hours.

29/07/2016

Teenager sentenced for Derby knife murder

A 16-year-old has been sentenced to a minimum of 14 years in custody for the murder of 22-year-old Tom Webb, who was stabbed to death in the centre of Derby in January 2016.

21/07/2016

Suspended sentence for domestic abuse barrister

A barrister from Northampton has been given a suspended sentence for a campaign of abuse against his former partner.

19/07/2016

Lengthy sentences for Nottingham house robbery

Two men have been jailed for a total of 27 years for planning and carrying out a robbery in Nottingham, assaulting a woman on her own in the property and keeping her prisoner in her own home.

28/06/2016

Kayleigh Haywood's killer brought to justice

Two men have been convicted of a range of offences that culminated in the rape and murder of Leicestershire teenager Kayleigh Haywood.

20/06/2016

Man found guilty of rape and indecent assault at Nottingham Crown Court

A 63-year-old man has been jailed for 10 years for a string of offences committed against women and children.

06/06/2016

Former Leicestershire dentist jailed for fraud offences

A Leicestershire man has been sentenced to six years in prison for a large-scale fraud and disposing of the proceeds of his crimes dishonestly.

27/05/2016

Driving instructor jailed for Northamptonshire crash

A Northamptonshire man has been jailed for causing a road traffic collision by driving dangerously which left two children paralysed.

11/05/2016

Seventeen charged with affray for Nottingham brawl

CPS East Midlands has authorised Nottinghamshire Police to charge 17 men with affray following a violent incident at a pub in Nottingham city centre between two groups of football fans on 19 March.

09/05/2016

Leicester trio given life sentences for attempted murder

Three Leicester men have been jailed for life for the attempted murder of an innocent member of the public last February.

29/04/2016

Social care manager sentenced for computer misuse

A Nottingham social care manager has been given a suspended jail sentence for using her position to access the records of victims of allegations of non-recent child abuse.

13/04/2016

Lincolnshire paedophile jailed as 'offender of particular concern'

A Lincolnshire man has been jailed for 26 years for committing a series of sexual offences against a nine-year-old girl.

23/03/2016

Beechwood care home worker jailed for 1980s abuse

A former Nottingham social worker has been jailed for 20 years for abusing children in a Nottingham Care Home thirty years ago.

21/03/2016

Leicestershire woman guilty of teenage road deaths

A Leicestershire woman has been found guilty of causing the deaths of her teenage daughter and another young woman through careless driving while unfit through drugs.

18/03/2016

Leicester youth given increased sentence for racist and homophobic abuse

A Leicester youth has been given a six-month referral order for assaulting two police officers and using racist and homophobic abuse.

02/03/2016

Dating site rapist jailed for life

A man accused of raping women who he met on a dating site has been convicted of five counts of rape, one count of attempted rape and another count of sexual assault.

24/02/2016

Nottinghamshire stalker given indefinite hospital order

A Nottinghamshire man has been given an indefinite hospital order for stalking a local woman for over a year.

12/02/2016

Father and sons jailed for life for Langley Mill murder

Three men from the same family have been found guilty of murder for killing two teenagers and a baby when they deliberately set fire to a flat in Derbyshire.

02/02/2016

Charges authorised for Northampton murder

The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised Northamptonshire Police to charge a man with murder in relation to the death of India Chipchase in Northampton.

01/02/2016

Northamptonshire Police Officer sentenced for wife's murder

A serving police officer from Northamptonshire has been jailed for life for the murder of his wife in March last year.

22/01/2016

Gunpoint rapist sentenced 22 years on

A man who raped a sex worker at gunpoint in Leicester in 1994 has been convicted and jailed, after a DNA sample identified him in 2013.

22/12/2015

Drink Driving: The case for the prosecution

Janine Smith, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS East Midlands is also the national strategic lead at the CPS for road traffic offences. Here Janine offers her perspective on drink driving, particularly as we approach Christmas.

21/12/2015

Bogus solicitor receives suspended sentence

A Nottinghamshire woman has been handed a suspended prison sentence for posing as a solicitor and leading her victim to believe she was acting for him in the family courts.

18/12/2015

Leicester taxi driver jailed for three sexual assaults

A Leicester taxi driver has been sentenced to four years in prison for three sexual assaults against lone female passengers late at night, two of which were subject to reinstated proceedings.

15/12/2015

Life sentence for Nottinghamshire road murder

A man who deliberately ran over and killed a cyclist who was in a relationship with his ex-partner has pleaded guilty to murder and today been sentenced to life in prison, with a minimum term of 25 years.

03/12/2015

Caroline Starmer given suspended sentence for false Primark breastfeeding allegation

A Leicestershire woman who made false allegations about an assault in a Leicester store pleaded guilty to perverting the course of justice has today been handed a suspended sentence.

26/11/2015

Life sentence for grandson's murder

A Lincoln man has pleaded guilty eight days into his trial for the murder of his grandson in December 2014.

20/11/2015

Charges authorised in relation to the death of Kayleigh Haywood

CPS East Midlands has authorised Leicestershire Police to charge a man with murder and another with sexual offences in relation to the disappearance and death of Kayleigh Haywood.

19/11/2015

Leicestershire sex workers' rapist jailed

A Leicestershire man has been jailed for 19 years for raping three sex workers.

18/11/2015

Football banning orders for East Midlands derby brawlers

A group of football fans who staged an organised brawl in Trowell following last year's match between Nottingham Forest and Derby County have been sentenced and issued with football banning orders.

12/10/2015

CPS East Midlands highlights hate crimes

During Hate Crime Awareness Week, CPS East Midlands is highlighting recent successful hate crime prosecutions in the area.

12/10/2015

Nottingham killer jailed for 28 years

A Nottingham man has been jailed for 28 years for murdering a woman he was in a relationship with and a separate count of attempted murder for an attack while on remand.

09/06/2015

Mohammed Zaman convicted of domestic murder

A Leicester man has been convicted of the murder of his wife and sentenced to life in prison.

08/05/2015

Ian Walters guilty of murder for M1 crash

A Wiltshire man has been found guilty of murder for killing his wife in a road crash on the M1 in Leicestershire in March last year. Ian Walters deliberately drove his car off the motorway, killing his wife Tracy in the collision. He was found guilty yesterday at Leicester Crown Court following a five-week trial and sentenced to life in prison, with a minimum term of 17 years.

31/03/2015

Northampton man charged with murder

The Crown Prosecution Service has today authorised police in the East Midlands to charge Otis Goldsmith with murder, following a death in a house in Northampton.

12/03/2015

Father given suspended sentence for attack on disabled daughter

A Nottingham man has been handed a suspended sentence for assaulting his daughter, an incident described by CPS East Midlands Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor Janine Smith as 'a vicious, unwarranted attack on a vulnerable young woman.'

24/02/2015

Leicestershire fatal road traffic collision driver charged

The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised Leicestershire Police to charge Anastasia James with causing the deaths of Destiny James-Keeling and Megan Marchant in a road traffic collision on the M1 northbound near junction 20 at Shawell, Leicestershire in January 2014.

19/02/2015

Leicester 'faith healer' conman convicted

A bogus 'faith healer' has been convicted of fraud and blackmail for conning vulnerable people in the Leicester area. Mohammed Ashrafi was today convicted of 15 counts of fraud and one of blackmail for what CPS East Midlands Chief Crown Prosecutor Steve Chappell described as 'a cynical campaign of dishonesty'.

13/02/2015

Three men jailed for rape after trial reinstated

Three men have today (Friday, 13 February) been jailed for a combined total of 18 years for the rape and sexual assault of a 23-year-old woman.

15/01/2015

Jail for 1980s sexual abuse

A Leicester man has been jailed for 24 years for sexually abusing four children over a number of years in the 1980s.

22/12/2014

Joseph Moran charged with murder of Fred Sluggett

The Crown Prosecution Service has today (Monday, December 22) authorised Leicestershire Police to charge Joseph Moran with the murder of Fred Sluggett.

03/12/2014

Jail for Leicester 'honour' attack

A Leicester man has been jailed for a potentially life threatening attack upon a young couple. Bharat Soma was convicted of two counts of Attempted Murder at Leicester Crown Court yesterday and today sentenced to 23 years in prison. CPS East Midlands Chief Crown Prosecutor Steve Chappell described it as a case of 'so-called honour based violence'.

13/11/2014

Online intimate photos: Nottingham man jailed for harassment

A Nottingham man has been jailed for harassment after he posted naked photos of a Derby woman on social media, an offence described by CPS East Midlands District Crown Prosecutor Peter Shergill as 'a vindictive crime'.

03/10/2014

Scott Humphrey jailed for friend's manslaughter

A Nottingham man has been sentenced to four years and four months in prison for the manslaughter of Richard Rovetto, a crime described by CPS East Midlands Senior Crown Prosecutor Nathanael Hartley as 'an avoidable tragedy'.

23/06/2014

Eight convicted for Leicester house fire

Two Leicester men have been convicted of murder and a further six convicted of manslaughter for their part in a house fire that claimed the lives of a family of four. The incident was described by CPS Crown Advocate Sam Shallow as leaving behind 'devastating consequences'.

23/05/2014

Temple attacker guilty of attempted murder

A Leicester man has been convicted of attempted murder for an attack on a faith leader in a Leicester temple, an attack described by Senior District Crown Prosecutor Lawrence English as 'a vicious assassination attempt'.

09/05/2014

Leicestershire council fraud conspirators sentenced

Two Leicestershire couples have been sentenced for their part in a conspiracy to defraud a local authority. The offences were described by CPS East Midlands Senior Crown Prosecutor Alison Platts as "a complex deception that set out to defraud the public purse".

30/04/2014

Derbyshire businessman guilty of conservation offence

A businessman who destroyed a bat roost in a Derbyshire building has been found guilty of breaching the Conservation of Habits and Species Regulations 2010.

24/03/2014

Derbyshire priest sentenced for historic child abuse

A former priest from Derbyshire has been sentenced for over twenty sexual offences against young people, dating back over several decades. The offences were described by Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor Janine Smith as 'a betrayal of trust that devastated the lives of his victims'.

14/03/2014

Derbyshire man charged with rape

A Derbyshire man has been charged with rape in relation to an incident in 2006.

04/03/2014

Northampton violent rapist's sentence increased

A man convicted for rape and causing grievous bodily harm (GBH) with intent in Northampton has had his sentence increased by the Court of Appeal, after his original sentence was referred as unduly lenient.

28/11/2013

Anxiang Du sentenced for quadruple Northampton murder

Anxiang Du, a businessman from the Midlands has been found guilty of the murder of a family of four in Northampton, a crime described by East Midlands Chief Crown Prosecutor Steve Chappell as 'a brutal and shocking crime'. He was sentenced today to life in prison with a minimum tariff of 40 years.

08/10/2013

Three Sentenced for Ilkeston Manslaughter

Two men and a woman have been sentenced to a total of 31 years for the manslaughter of an Ilkeston man in January this year, a crime described by CPS East Midlands Chief Crown Prosecutor Steve Chappell as a mindless and violent attack.

19/09/2013

Murder charges for Leicester house fire

CPS East Midlands has authorised Leicestershire Police to charge an 18 year old man with four counts of murder in relation to a house fire in Wood Hill on the night of 12-13 September. Kemo Anthony Porter was charged on 19 September and appeared at Leicester Magistrates Court this morning.

18/09/2013

Leicester man charged with Kent Street murder

CPS East Midlands has authorised Leicestershire Police to charge a 19 year old man with the murder of Antoin Akpom. Abdul Hakim has been charged and appeared at Leicester Magistrates Court on 18 September.

30/08/2013

Six jailed for Leicester sexual exploitation case

Six Leicester men have been jailed for sexually exploiting a young, vulnerable girl, offences described by CPS East Midlands Chief Crown Prosecutor Steve Chappell as having taken place with 'no thought for the victim’s age or circumstances'.

01/08/2013

Vito Difina guilty of his father's manslaughter

A Nottingham man who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia has been convicted of manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility for killing his father, a crime described by East Midlands Chief Crown Prosecutor Steve Chappell as 'a double tragedy for his family'.

19/07/2013

Leicestershire woman sentenced for defrauding bank customers

A building society branch manager from Leicestershire has been sentenced for stealing from customers’ accounts over a number of years, offences described by East Midlands Chief Crown Prosecutor Steve Chappell as 'a serious abuse of her position'.

17/07/2013

Shisha cafe owner guilty of rivalry arson

A Leicester shisha café owner who set fire to a rival establishment has been convicted at Leicester Crown Court of arson being reckless as to whether life is endangered.

20/06/2013

Life Imprisonment for Nottingham gun murder

A Nottingham man has been found guilty of murder for the shooting of Malakai Mckenzie in April 2012.

16/04/2013

Suspended sentence for racial abuse of taxi driver

A Northamptonshire man who pleaded guilty to racially abusing a taxi driver and making off without paying has received a suspended prison sentence and a community order.

02/04/2013

Guilty verdict in Derby house fire manslaughter trial

Michael and Mairead Philpott have been found guilty of manslaughter for causing the deaths of their six children in a house fire in Derby. Paul Mosley, a friend of the couple has also been found guilty of the same offences. The case was described by CPS Crown Advocate Samantha Shallow as "a plan that went disastrously and tragically wrong".

22/03/2013

Five-year sentence for Long Eaton firearm offence

A man who brandished a replica machine gun in a residential Derbyshire street and stopped a local bus has been sentenced to five years in prison for possessing an illegal firearm.

21/03/2013

Pensioner given suspended sentence for harassmant campaign

A Leicestershire pensioner has been made the subject of a suspended sentence for subjecting her neighbours to a sustained campaign of abuse and harassment, offences described by CPS District Crown Prosecutor Nigel Chapman as 'disgusting and unnecessary'.

24/01/2013

Harassment guilty plea for pig's head

A Leicester man has today pleaded guilty to religiously aggravated harassment for leaving a pig's head at a community centre being used by a Muslim group, an offence described by Chief Crown Prosecutor Judith Walker as 'highly offensive to his victims'.