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August's coronavirus review findings


The findings of the CPS review for completed prosecutions in August under the Coronavirus Act and Health Protection Regulations are detailed in the table below.

Number of cases finalised (August)Number incorrectly charged
Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations: 112 casesWithdrawn14
Returned to Court2
Coronavirus Act: 20 casesWithdrawn15
Returned to Court5

Of the cases reviewed, all but three were charged by the police. In total, 84 per cent of the Regulations offences and 90 per cent of the Act cases were charged in March and April, mostly alongside other substantive offences.

Gregor McGill, CPS Director of Legal Services, said: “We remain committed to reviewing all of these cases for as long as necessary to ensure the right people are charged with the right offences.”

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