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February's coronavirus review findings


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

Number of cases finalised (February)Number incorrectly charged
Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations: 171 casesWithdrawn36
Returned to Court9
Not guilty1
No remedial action required*1
Coronavirus Act: 6 casesWithdrawn5

Returned to Court


* this case was charged using an older version of the Regulations but was in essence the same offence, so no action was required to correct it.

Of the cases reviewed, all but six were charged by the police.

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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