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January's coronavirus review findings


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

Number of cases finalised (January)Number incorrectly charged
Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations: 154 casesWithdrawn26
Returned to Court11
Admin finalised1
Not guilty1
Coronavirus Act: 14 casesWithdrawn10

Returned to Court


Admin finalised


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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