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|Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations: 112 cases||Withdrawn||14|
|Returned to Court||2|
|Coronavirus Act: 20 cases||Withdrawn||15|
|Returned to Court||5|
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.”