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Press Releases




Woman convicted of false allegation of racist attack

A woman has been given a suspended prison sentence for maliciously accusing a man of carrying out a racist assault.


Man convicted over bomb hoax call the day after Manchester Arena terror attack

A man who phoned the Home Office with a hoax bomb threat the day after the Manchester Arena terror attack has been convicted of a communications offence.


Arthur Collins convicted of east London nightclub acid attack

A man has been convicted of temporarily blinding two people and disfiguring others after throwing acid on a crowded nightclub dance floor.


Man jailed after stabbing in Harrow

A man who attacked three men with a knife after an argument at a pub has been sentenced to two years and three months in prison.


Trader jailed for offering to sell elephant tusks and rhino horns

An illegal trader who offered to sell elephant tusks, rhino horns, and hippopotamus teeth has been jailed for a total of 14 months after breaking wildlife protection laws.


Man convicted and jailed for causing serious injury by dangerous driving after woman left paralysed in West Norwood

A man has been jailed for two-and-a-half years for causing serious injury by dangerous driving after a hit and run in West Norwood left one victim paralysed from the chest down.


Gang member jailed after minimart stabbing

A teenage gang member has been jailed for 14 years after a 16-year-old boy was repeatedly stabbed in a frenzied attack with 'rambo-style' knives inside a minimart shop in Stoke Newington.


Fake Grenfell survivor who conned charities and relief fund out of emergency cash convicted of fraud offences

A fraudster who falsely claimed he was a survivor of the Grenfell tower fire in order to claim money intended for true victims has been convicted.


Spectator banned from football matches after racially abusing player

A man has been sentenced to a 12-month community order with 200 hours of unpaid work and banned from attending any football matches for five years after racially abusing a Brentford FC player.


Pair who threw acid in victims' faces jailed

A pair who threw sulphuric acid in the faces of two men who challenged them over anti-social behaviour have been jailed today (1 November) at Snaresbrook Crown Court.


Man who knifed lecturer Daniel Young to death jailed

A man who stabbed to death a lecturer who was walking to work at his new job has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 15 years.


Man convicted of brutal stabbing which left victim in a persistent vegetative state

A man who left a City business analyst in a persistent vegetative state after brutally attacking her as she walked home at night through a park has been convicted of stabbing and robbing her.


Teenage moped robbery gang jailed over phone snatch spree

Members of a moped robbery gang who snatched in excess of 100 mobile phones from people on the streets of London in a string of attacks over the space of five days have been jailed today for a total of 13 years.


London teacher jailed for sex with teenage boy

A teacher has today been sentenced to 16 months in prison for abusing her position of trust at an east London school after having sex with a 15-year-old boy.


Security guards convicted over £7m Heathrow heist

Two security guards who staged a fake robbery to steal £7m from their own cash-in-transit van outside Heathrow Airport have been convicted today (5 October).


Man who shouted anti-semitic abuse at Jewish worshippers has sentence increased

A man who shouted anti-semitic abuse at Jewish people on their way to morning prayers has been sentenced to a 12 month community order with 200 unpaid hours of work.


Man who tried to sexually assault girl at knifepoint jailed

A man who robbed and sexually assaulted women in west London, the majority at knife-point, has been jailed.


Burglar who scarred woman with acid jailed for 18 years

A burglar who sprayed acid at a woman causing her serious burns has been jailed for 18 years.


CPS authorise police to charge man with manslaughter over death of woman in River Thames

Claire Mays from CPS London said: "The Crown Prosecution Service has considered a file of evidence from the Metropolitan Police relating to allegations made against Jack Shepherd over the death of Charlotte Brown, 24, after she was found in the River Thames near Wandsworth Bridge on 8 December 2015.


Man who defrauded wheelchair-bound widow jailed for four years

A man who defrauded at least £15,000 from an elderly wheelchair-bound widow by overcharging her for odd jobs and withdrawing cash without her consent, has been jailed for four years.


Man convicted of stabbing lecturer to death on his way to work

A man who stabbed to death a lecturer who was walking to work on the second day of a new job has been convicted of manslaughter after a court ruled he was mentally impaired at the time of the killing.


Gang sentenced for money laundering £500,000 stolen by fake police officers

A gang have been sentenced to a total of 24 years imprisonment after money laundering nearly £500,000 stolen from victims tricked into transferring cash by phone calls from fake police officers.


Abusive partner who smashed phones and held social media passwords convicted of coercive and controlling behaviour

An abusive partner who used violence and smashed up phones to intimidate and dominate an ex-partner has been convicted of coercive and controlling behaviour, assault and four counts of criminal damage.


Prisoner convicted of sending family 73-page masterplan telling them how to fabricate evidence and clear his name

A prisoner who sent his family a 73-page masterplan outlining how they should smear his victims by fabricating evidence as part of his appeal against conviction has admitted perverting the course of justice.


Finance officer sentenced over £32,000 fraud

A finance officer who used his position to defraud his own company has been given a suspended prison sentence.


Tougher prison sentences in London for 'hate crime' perpetrators

Hundreds of defendants a month are being handed stiffer sentences because they have committed a hate crime motivated by prejudice.


Ex-friend who sent condoms to victim jailed for stalking

A man who harassed an ex-friend by sending her condoms and underwear in the post has been jailed.


London man jailed for 12 months for carrying bleach in fizzy drink bottle

A man caught with bleach in a Lucozade bottle has been convicted of having an offensive weapon in a public place.


Fake policeman who was filmed smothering victim found guilty of murder

A fake policeman has been convicted of murder after he was filmed by a laptop camera smothering and suffocating his victim.


Former TV special effects worker convicted of non-recent sexual assaults on boys and girls

A former TV and film special effects worker has admitted sexually assaulting boys and girls in the 1980s and 1990s.


Mark Dixie pleads guilty to attacking two women in 1987 and 2002

Convicted murderer Mark Dixie, 46, has today (26 July) admitted two serious sexual assaults on women committed 15 years apart. Dixie, who is serving a life sentence with a minimum term of 34 years for murdering Sally Anne Bowman in Croydon in 2005, pleaded guilty to three offences at Southwark Crown Court.


Burglar who sprayed acid at woman causing her severe burns convicted of series of offences

A burglar who sprayed acid at a woman causing her serious burns has been convicted of a series of offences, also involving liquid sprayed from a bottle.


Man who beat child to death for losing trainer found guilty of murder

A man who beat his girlfriend's five-year-old son to death for losing a trainer has been found guilty of murder.


Operators of west London brothels receive prison sentences after guilty pleas

The operators of a west London brothel who responded to a police raid by opening new premises have received prison sentences.


Viscount given prison sentence for racially aggravated Facebook threat about Gina Miller

Viscount St Davids, also known as Lord Rhodri Philipps, has been sentenced to 12 weeks in prison for offering a reward on Facebook calling for the 'accidental' death of Gina Miller.


Director of 'London Fraud Prevention Club' convicted after telling employers he had cancer to gain £20,000 in sick pay

A financial adviser who went on to set up his own London Fraud Prevention Club has been convicted of telling his former employers he had cancer to claim sick pay and then inventing a non-existent £1m business deal so he could receive commission.


Jemma Beale convicted after making false rape claims

A woman who invented a series of false rape and sexual assault allegations against innocent men has been convicted of perjury and perverting the course of justice.


Teenager found guilty of stabbing schoolboy Quamari Serunkuma-Barnes to death outside school gates

A 15-year-old boy has been found guilty of chasing and stabbing another boy to death outside the gates of his school.


Rugby coach jailed for filming hundreds of naked boys in changing rooms using hidden spy cameras

A self-employed rugby union coach has been jailed after molesting young boys and filming hundreds of videos using spy cameras hidden in changing rooms.


Man who tortured woman with boiling hot water admits attack

A man who poured a kettle of boiling hot water over a woman causing her severe burns has been convicted of causing grievous bodily harm with intent.


Mark Dixie charging statement

The CPS has authorised historic sexual offences charges today against Mark Dixie.


Tamil gang member sentenced for axe murder

A Tamil gang member has been convicted of murder after a vicious axe attack in the Sibthorpe Road car park in Mitcham. Justin Neel Croos, 26, was fatally wounded when he and his group were attacked by another group of 14 men just after 7pm on the evening of 23 November 2015. He died from serious head injuries shortly afterwards.


Surgeon convicted of sexually assaulting colleagues at hospital

A leading heart surgeon has been sentenced to a six month suspended prison sentence after sexually assaulting women colleagues at his hospital trust.


Childminder found guilty of manslaughter of 10-month-old boy

A childminder has been found guilty today [1 June] at the Central Criminal Court of the manslaughter of a 10-month-old child in her care.


Priest who repeatedly raped and indecently assaulted boys convicted of child sex offences

A Catholic priest who repeatedly raped and indecently assaulted boys more than 25 years ago has been convicted of child sex offences.


David Harris guilty of soliciting his partner's murder

A retired location manager for the TV series The Bill has been found guilty of seeking to have his partner murdered.


Foot fetishist who targeted lone women convicted of outraging public indecency and sexual assault

A foot fetishist who carried out sexual acts on himself while looking at women’s feet has been convicted of committing acts outraging public decency, exposure and sexual assault.


Rape convictions for cab driver who cut clothing off sleeping female passengers

A cab driver has admitted sexually assaulting vulnerable women passengers after cutting off parts of their clothes.


Couple jailed after forcing 14-year-old girl into prostitution

Three Romanian nationals have been sentenced after trafficking women and young girls into prostitution in the UK.


Three men given life sentences over murder of Sainsbury's worker

Three men who took part in an ambush which saw a Sainsbury's worker murdered have been sentenced to life imprisonment.


Teenager jailed for life-threatening Boxing Day stabbing

A teenager has been jailed after stabbing another boy five times in Hackney on Boxing Day and leaving him with life threatening injuries.


Building manager jailed over falling window frames which killed Amanda Telfer

A building manager has been jailed over safety failures which resulted in the death of a woman who was killed by falling window frames.


Couple jailed over historic child abuse

A couple convicted of 18 counts of historic child abuse have been imprisoned for a total of 21 years.


Man jailed over Islamophobic emails

A man has been jailed after being convicted of religiously aggravated harassment over a series of Islamophobic emails.


Man jailed for kidnapping and raping pensioner

A 41-year old man was today jailed for kidnapping and raping an 81-year-old pensioner after following her off a London bus.


Gunman jailed 11 years after shooting victim

A gunman jailed for attempted murder in 2007 has been handed a life sentence for murder after his victim died of his wounds years after a shooting.


Two convicted of trying to buy gun and ammo from undercover officer

Two men have been convicted of trying to buy a gun and ammunition from an undercover officer.


Couple convicted of causing or allowing the death of baby who was found dead on London bus

A couple who tried to cover up the death of their three-month old baby by carrying her lifeless onto a bus have been convicted of causing or allowing her death.


Accountant jailed for stealing more than £200,000 from employer

An accountant has been jailed for stealing more than £200,000 from her employer, which she spent on her family, including a Caribbean cruise, a kitchen for her home and dental treatment for her daughter.


Serial conman convicted of wine fraud

A conman who tricked his girlfriend and others out of more than £100,000 by pretending he was a successful international businessman has been found guilty of 22 counts of fraud.


Teenager jailed after being caught with 'zombie-slayer' knife

A teenager convicted of wielding a 'zombie-killer' knife has been imprisoned.


Burglar who stole stuffed animals given suspended prison sentence

A burglar who stole stuffed animals from a taxidermist has been given a suspended prison sentence.


Scammer jailed for defrauding Amazon out of £1.1m

A scammer who defrauded Amazon out of £1.1m has been jailed.


Father convicted of murdering three-month-old son

The father of a three-month-old baby boy who suffered fractured bones and a severe head injury before he died has been convicted of his murder.


Gang jailed for flying Lithuanian brides into UK in immigration scam

A gang who flew Lithuanian brides into the UK as part of an immigration scam have today (10 March) been sentenced to more than 14 years' imprisonment in total by Croydon Crown Court.


Video cameras worn by police convict domestic violence perpetrator

Video cameras worn by police have been used to convict a man who assaulted a woman and her son.


Former vicar jailed after dying victim gave evidence using eye-tracking technology

A former vicar who abused a choirboy more than 35 years ago has been jailed for four years after his victim gave evidence using eye-tracking technology which turned his blinks into words.


Church leader convicted of sexual assaults during prayer sessions

A male church leader and a woman have been convicted of committing sexual assaults on women during prayer sessions.


Man admits wedding day rapes

A man has admitted raping a woman on his wedding day in a prolonged sexual attack.


Drug-dealing gang sentenced to more than 25 years in prison

A drug-dealing gang who smuggled large amounts of cannabis resin across the country have been sentenced to a total of more than 25 years in prison.


Voyeur who filmed girl in toilet convicted of sexual offences

A man has been found guilty of filming a girl in a toilet in a McDonalds, sexually assaulting another girl and outraging public decency.


Teenager convicted of wielding 'zombie-slayer' knife

A teenager has been convicted of wielding a 'zombie-killer' knife.


Dangerous driver who injured mother and son receives lifetime ban

A prolific dangerous driver has been banned from the road for life after injuring a mother and her two-year-old son.


Jail for man who tried to perform forced exorcism

A man who tried to perform a forced exorcism on a person has been jailed for two years after he was convicted of false imprisonment and causing actual bodily harm.


Historian jailed over theft of war hero widow's Dambusters logbook

A military historian who stole a logbook from the widow of a WWII Dambusters pilot has been sentenced to two years’ imprisonment.


Guilty pleas in Russell Square stabbing case

A teenager has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in respect of the killing of an American woman in Russell Square during a series of random stabbings on August 3 last year.


Former teacher at boys' school convicted of indecent assaults

A former master at a prestigious private school has been jailed for 18 years after being found guilty of indecently assaulting pupils he taught over more than a decade.


Driver admits manslaughter after killing two during police chase

A driver who killed a child and his aunt during a high speed police chase has admitted two counts of manslaughter at the Old Bailey.


Woman found guilty of abusing Jeremy Vine in road rage row

A woman has been found guilty of hurling abuse at BBC radio DJ Jeremy Vine in a road rage row after she was filmed by cameras mounted on his bicycle.


Speeding driver jailed for causing death by dangerous driving of Kingston student

A driver who raced past a busy university campus at speeds of up to 69 mph has been jailed for five years and three months today at the Old Bailey after causing the death by dangerous driving of a student.


Teenager handed life sentence after murdering former friend at birthday party

A teenager has been handed a life sentence after being found guilty of stabbing to death a former friend outside a birthday party.


Man who stabbed partner to death convicted of her murder

A man who stabbed his partner to death and tried to pretend she had killed herself has been found guilty of her murder


Man convicted of posting Islamophobic stickers

A man who stuck up Islamophobic stickers and posters around Fulham has been convicted of trying to stir up religious and racial hatred.


Man convicted of murder after stabbing innocent bystander at pub

A man who stabbed an innocent bystander who had objected to him threatening a barmaid has been found guilty of murder by an Old Bailey jury today.


Pair jailed for life for brutal murder over unpaid crack cocaine debt

Two men who committed a murder over a crack cocaine debt they owed have been sentenced to life in prison today at the Central Criminal Court.


Man who posted articles to MP 'littered with hate' convicted

A man who posted highly offensive and anti-Semitic articles relating to Luciana Berger MP in an online hate campaign has been convicted today (07 December).


Stephen Port convicted of murder

A man who drugged, raped and killed four male victims has today (23 November) been convicted at the Old Bailey.


Belsize Park man sentenced to life for murdering his wife

Jose Leonardo, 56, was today (17 November) sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum of 22 years for murdering his wife Maria Mbombo in their home in Belsize Park on 18 May this year. Leonardo was convicted of murder on Monday at the Central Criminal Court. He was found not guilty of a charge of perverting the course of justice.


Stefano Brizzi convicted of murdering Gordon Semple

A man who claimed the death of a man he met on social media site Grindr was accidental and the result of a sex game gone wrong has today been convicted of murder.


Trio convicted following murder of Ealing man Rory Anderson

A man who removed clothing and a mobile phone from his fatally wounded victim in an attempt to avoid his detection and arrest has been convicted of murder.


Woman sentenced for illegal trade of tiger skins

A woman has been given a six month suspended prison sentence at Highbury Corner Magistrates' Court for attempting to sell two tiger skin rugs illegally on eBay in 2014.


Rapist who posed as police officer given life sentence for attacks on schoolgirls

A convicted rapist who posed as a police officer in order to attack two young girls in north London has today (27 September) been jailed for life at Wood Green Crown Court.


Man convicted of Dagenham burglary sentenced to 20 years

A man who claimed to be from the water board to gain entry into the Dagenham home of a vulnerable 86-year-old woman and then violently attacked her, has been sentenced to 20 years today (September 12th) at Snaresbrook Crown Court.


Woman sentenced for making false health claims to receive benefits

A 49-year-old Croydon woman who cruelly subjected her two children to unnecessary and invasive medical treatment by making false claims about their health so she could claim benefits, has been sentenced to seven and a half years imprisonment today (August 15th) at Croydon Crown Court.


CPS London statement on the conviction and sentencing of Philip Temple

Malcolm McHaffie, CPS London Deputy Chief Crown prosecutor, said: “Temple seriously abused his position of trust. As a social worker in the 1970s, his job was to look after some of the most vulnerable children in the capital, but instead he sexually abused numerous young boys and a girl.


Dylan McDonald convicted of two knife-point rapes in north London

Dylan McDonald, 19, was convicted today at Wood Green Crown Court for four counts of rape, one count of GBH, one count of ABH, two counts of robbery and three counts of having an article with a blade or point in a public place. He will be sentenced on 7th October.


James Warnock convicted 34 years after rape and murder

James Warnock, 56, was sentenced today at the Central Criminal Court to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 25 years for the murder of seventeen-year old Yiannoulla Yianni in August 1982. He was sentenced to 20 years imprisonment for the rape of Yiannoulla. Warnock was convicted on 14 July 2016.


Man sentenced for Christmas day murder

Tyrone Jacobs, 28, has been sentenced today at Inner London Crown Court to a life sentence and will serve a minimum of 30 years in prison for the murder of Harbhajan Singh Rooprai, who was killed when Jacobs set fire to a house in Field Road E7 on Christmas day morning last year.


Ben Butler convicted of murdering his daughter

Ben Butler, aged 36, was convicted today at the Central Criminal Court for the murder of his six-year-old daughter Ellie on 28 October 2013.


Independent review of rape cases one year on

A year on from the publication of an independent review into how police and prosecutors in London investigate and prosecute rape cases, significant work has been carried out to improve the criminal justice response to victims.