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|Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations: 62 cases||Withdrawn||10|
|Returned to Court||1|
|Coronavirus Act: 14 cases||Withdrawn||12|
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.”