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September's coronavirus review findings


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

Number of cases finalised (September)Number incorrectly charged
Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations: 122 casesWithdrawn11
Returned to Court4
Coronavirus Act: 26 casesWithdrawn22
Returned to Court4

Of the cases reviewed, all but five were charged by the police. In total, 90 per cent of the Regulations offences and 96 per cent of the Act cases were charged in March and April, mostly 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.”

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