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June's coronavirus review findings

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The findings of the CPS review for completed prosecutions in June under the Coronavirus Act and Health Protection Regulations - and a running total for all cases since March 2020 - are detailed in the table below.

Number of cases finalised (June 2021 and since March 2020)No. of cases incorrectly charged (June 2021)Total no. of cases incorrectly charged (since March 2020)

Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations:  84 cases

Overall total: 1920 cases

Withdrawn18Withdrawn303
Returned to CPS  area1Returned to CPS area68
Not guilty0Not guilty5
Other2Other13
Total21Total389

Coronavirus Act: 6 cases

 

Overall total: 292 cases

Withdrawn6Withdrawn239
Returned to CPS area0Returned to CPS area48
Other0Other5

Total

6Total292

Of the 90 cases reviewed in June, all but three were charged by 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.” 

Notes to editors

  • The CPS is manually reviewing all finalised prosecutions - i.e. where the case has been sentenced or proceedings stopped - for all cases under the Coronavirus Act and every case where a defendant has pleaded not guilty under the Regulations.
  • CPS management information is derived from the CPS case management system, and as with any large-scale recording system, data are subject to possible errors in entry and processing. The figures are provisional and subject to change as more information is recorded and quality assured by the CPS. This means that cumulative figures may not always match the sum of historic monthly published figures.
  • Our data cover the number of offences rather than individual defendants. Official criminal justice outcome statistics are kept by the Ministry of Justice.

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