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This is where you will find the CPS position on major issues in the news, our response to inaccurate or misleading media reports and our letters to the media.

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CPS says: Prosecuting rape - judicial review evidence

There have been a number of misleading and inaccurate reports about how rape is prosecuted by the CPS following coverage about the End Violence Against Women Coalition’s (EVAW) judicial review. We are concerned that these reports will deter victims from coming forward.

| CPS says , Sexual offences , CPS News

CPS Says: Stalking offences under coronavirus lockdown

There has been some discussion about how stalking cases are investigated and prosecuted during the current lockdown. The CPS would like to clarify our approach.

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CPS Says - The Times and Victims' Right to Review

A recent article in The Times (High Court Judges tell prosecutors to rethink dropping of teenage rape case, April 10) contained some inaccuracies about a recent High Court judgment (FNM v DPP).

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CPS Says: the role of the CPS in deciding whether to charge an individual with a criminal offence

We have been asked questions about the role of the CPS in deciding whether to charge an individual with a criminal offence. The following information explains our role and approach. It is not a comment on any individual case.

| CPS says , Domestic abuse , CPS News

Terror offences - charges left to lie on file

A story in the Telegraph - 'Prosecutors allow dozens of charges brought against terrorists to 'lie on file' - has incorrectly claimed the CPS is allowing charges to lie on file for defendants accused of terror offences as part of “sweetheart deals”.

| CPS says , Terrorism , CPS News

CPS Says: CPS charging decisions have never been made on the basis of performance targets

We have not changed our policy on charging rape, or any other sexual crime. Whenever the legal test is met, our dedicated prosecutors will bring charges at the most serious level they can, no matter how challenging the case.

| CPS says , Sexual offences , CPS News

Charging decisions over the summer

There have been social media comments which suggest the CPS has recently advised police we will only charge high harm and custody cases. This is not true.

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CPS Says: The use of digital data in rape investigations and prosecutions

The CPS is concerned about the impact of further misleading and inaccurate reports about how rape cases are investigated and prosecuted.

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CPS Says: How we prosecute rape cases

There are a number of stories today about how the CPS makes its decisions about prosecuting rape and sexual offences.

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CPS response to the announcement of the Criminal Bar Association ballot on action

A CPS spokesperson said: “We are well aware of the concerns being raised by the Bar but are disappointed they have taken this step. We wrote to them earlier this month to make clear that we hugely value their work and share their desire for a swift and positive conclusion to the review of fees schemes.

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