Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Mersey-Cheshire covers the counties of Merseyside and Cheshire.
Liverpool is the main centre of population, boasting a large city centre, a number of high profile sports clubs, working port and busy nightlife. This unique socio-economic and cultural mix can provide challenges to our service and generate peaks and troughs in certain crimes - such as public order offences during large events.
Merseyside is unique in that it has just one Crown Court centre. However the caseload dealt with by the CPS team is significantly higher than some Areas treble its size. More serious cases are heard at Liverpool Crown Court. There are also a number of magistrate's' courts in Merseyside - including Liverpool, Bootle, Huyton, St Helens and Birkenhead.. (Pictured left is the Royal Liver Building in Liverpool).
Cheshire comprises the council areas of Cheshire West and Chester and Cheshire East and includes population centres such as Warrington, Runcorn, Chester, Macclesfield and Crewe.
There are three Crown Court centres - Chester, Warrington and Knutsford - as well as magistrates' courts including Chester, Macclesfield, Warrington and Crewe. (Pictured below is Chester town centre).