July's coronavirus review findings
July's findings for the CPS review of completed prosecutions under the Coronavirus Act and Health Protection Regulations are detailed in the table below.
|Number of cases finalised (July)||Number incorrectly charged|
|Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations: 162 cases||Withdrawn||19|
|Returned to Court||2|
|Coronavirus Act: 32 cases||Withdrawn||27|
|Returned to Court||5|
Of the cases reviewed, 185 were charged by the police and nine by the CPS – the vast majority in March and April alongside other substantive offences.
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.”