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Families of murder victims to get more support

Relatives of murder victims where an individual is acquitted after a trial will be offered enhanced support under a scheme launched today (17 January).


Conman jailed for second time over medical qualification lies

A conman previously jailed for posing as a doctor has been sent to prison for a second time today (Thursday 12 January) after he admitted lying about his medical qualifications again.


Hillsborough investigations refer evidence to Crown Prosecution Service

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) and Operation Resolve have referred files of evidence relating to 23 suspects from their Hillsborough investigations to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to decide whether criminal charges should follow.


Businessman guilty of attempting to murder his wife

A businessman has today been found guilty of attempting to murder his wife in a "determined, planned attack".


Corrupt NHS official jailed for accepting bribes

A corrupt NHS official who accepted bribes of £80,000 in exchange for awarding lucrative IT contracts has today been jailed for three years at Guildford Crown Court.


Drug smugglers who successfully plotted to fly cocaine into UK jailed

A gang of drug smugglers who successfully plotted to fly cocaine with an estimated street value of over £2.5million into the UK have been jailed following a prosecution brought by the CPS International Justice and Organised Crime Division.


Lansdown Lane - Men convicted of unlawful killings

Matthew Gordon and Peter Wood have today been convicted at Bristol Crown Court of the unlawful killings of a four-year-old girl and three adult men.


Jason Thaxter found guilty of the murder of his mother's partner

Jason Thaxter has today (Friday 16 December) been found guilty at Sheffield Crown Court of the murder six years ago of Tommy Groome, his mother's long-term partner, and conspiracy to prevent the burial of a corpse. His mother, June Buttle pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2015 and is already serving a 16 year prison sentence. The body has never been found.


101-year-old man found guilty of historic sex abuse

A 101-year-old man has today (Friday 16 December) been found guilty of 21 sexual offences which he committed over two decades.


Businessman who killed his wife and tried to burn the house down jailed for life

A former City trader who knocked his wife unconscious, set her body on fire and then took his dog for a walk has been jailed for life today.


Immigration fraud gang jailed

A gang which arranged for proxies to sit English languages tests on behalf of students - or supplied the answers - have been jailed.


Crown Prosecution Service and NPCC launch new Honour-Based Violence/Abuse and Forced Marriage Protocol

The CPS and police have published the first ever joint honour-based violence/abuse and forced marriage protocol today [14 December 2016], outlining their commitment to the successful investigation and prosecution of these crimes. The protocol recognises the importance of strong partnership working between these two agencies.


Teenager sentenced for Talk Talk hacking offences

A teenage computer hacker who shared information online about weaknesses in the website of communications giant Talk Talk has been given a rehabilitation order today.


Two men jailed for giving money to Brussels bombings suspect

Zakaria Boufassil, 26, and Mohammed Ali Ahmed, 27, were jailed today at Kingston Crown Court for preparation of acts of terrorism.


CPS statement on the life sentence for Stefano Brizzi

Baljit Ubhey, the Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS London, said:


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).


Fraudster who duped property investors out of £5 million convicted

A fraudster who duped property investors out of more than £5 million by promising them impossible returns has been convicted following a prosecution by the CPS Specialist Fraud Division.


James Wheatley sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering vulnerable man

A Newcastle man who imprisoned and tortured to death a vulnerable man over nine days has been sentenced to life imprisonment at Newcastle Crown Court today, with three others also sentenced for charges relating to his death.


Charging Announcement: Death of Arkadiusz Jozwik in Harlow

Paul Scothern, Crown Advocate in the Complex Casework Unit for CPS East of England said:


Barry Bennell charging statement

A CPS spokesperson said: "On 27 September 2016, the Crown Prosecution Service received a file of evidence from Cheshire Police relating to allegations of non-recent child sexual abuse involving a former football coach, Barry Bennell.