CPS response to additional £85m funding

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Director of Public Prosecutions Max Hill QC said: “This investment of an additional £85 million for the CPS comes at a crucial time for criminal justice. Our work is changing, and this new funding will provide the increased capacity to enable us to respond effectively to challenging trends we currently face, from the surge in violent crime, to the explosion of digital evidence.

“The Prime Minister has been clear that keeping the public safe is a Government priority, and that this will need a joined up response from all parts of the criminal justice system. Today’s announcement means the CPS can deal effectively with the increasing complexity of our caseload, and any increase that comes as a result of the cash injection for policing.”

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