CPS statement on decision to discontinue the prosecution of two men for merchant shipping offences
Joanne Jakymec, Chief Crown Prosecutor said: “On Sunday 25 October 2020 a distress signal was sent from the Nave Andromeda oil tanker once it had reached UK waters. At an earlier stage in the journey seven stowaways had made themselves known to the captain and crew and the vessel made unsuccessful attempts to dock in other jurisdictions. Initial accounts provided to UK authorities suggested that the crew had been threatened.
Role of grooming of women involved in violent crime examined as part of new gangs guidance
Prosecutors working on gang-related cases which involve women and girls should consider if there is evidence they have been forced or groomed into committing crime, according to new legal guidance published today.