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December's coronavirus review findings


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

Number of cases finalised (December)Number incorrectly charged
Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations: 62 casesWithdrawn10
Returned to Court1
Coronavirus Act: 14 casesWithdrawn12

Returned to Court


Of the cases reviewed, all but two were charged by police and almost half were charged alongside a substantive offence.

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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