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Criminal cases prosecuted by the CPS are in the news every day, along with a range of issues relating to our work – from violence against women and girls and hate crime, to support for victims and witnesses, statistics and speeches.

To ensure greater openness in the reporting of criminal proceedings, the CPS, the police and media representatives developed a joint protocol for working together.

Here you can find our latest news stories and search for others. You can also find additional details about a number of high-profile cases and the work of the CPS.

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A lawyer has been imprisoned for defrauding the Legal Aid Agency

A barrister and part-time immigration tribunal judge has been jailed for defrauding the Legal Aid Agency, along with other lawyers, by falsely claiming defence legal costs.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Private school pupil convicted for hammer attack

A private school pupil who left two of his housemates with life-changing injuries after a violent hammer attack has been convicted of their attempted murder.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, South West News

Counterfeit medicines gang supplied millions of fake tablets on Dark Web

A Black Country based group has been convicted of running a multi-million-pound fake medicines business, including powerful anti-anxiety tablets such as Xanax.

| Press Release , International and organised crime , CPS News

Decision not to charge police officers in Stephen Lawrence murder investigation upheld following review

Rosemary Ainslie, Head of the CPS Special Crime Division, said: “The unprovoked and racially motivated murder of Stephen Lawrence in 1993 shocked the nation, and had a vast impact on the criminal justice system in the years that followed.

| Press Release , CPS News

Operation Stovewood: Seven men guilty of sexually abusing two young girls in Rotherham

Seven men have been convicted for committing child sex abuse offences against two young girls in Rotherham during the 2000s.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

Police officer sentenced for sharing images supporting Hamas

Mohammed Adil, 26, from Bradford, was sentenced today to an 18-month community order and 160 hours of unpaid work, for two terrorism offences.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Members of Britain’s biggest benefit fraud gang jailed for a combined total of more than 25 years

Five members of an organised criminal gang, which falsely claimed more than £53 million in Universal Credit in the largest benefit fraud in England and Wales, have been jailed.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime, International and organised crime , CPS News

Banking fraudster sentenced

A banking fraudster has been sentenced for making fake applications to banks and a pension company to obtain loans, banking, and pension facilities, totalling around £178,000 in potential losses.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Man jailed after violent assault on ex-partner in Spain

A man has been jailed for nine years after pleading guilty to seriously assaulting his former partner in Spain. 

The assault occurred in Marbella, Spain, but was prosecuted in the UK with the CPS International team liaising with the Spanish authorities to obtain crucial evidence.

| Press Release , CPS, Thames and Chiltern News

Operation Stovewood: Rotherham taxi driver guilty of raping two young girls

A former taxi driver has been found guilty of committing child sex offences against two underage girls during the 2000s.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

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