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Criminal cases prosecuted by the CPS are in the news every day, along with a range of issues relating to our work – from hate crime and violence against women and girls, to support for victims and witnesses, statistics and speeches.

Here you can find our latest news stories and search for others.

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Transforming our service to victims at the CPS

Being a victim of crime can be deeply traumatic, and for those who find themselves in the criminal justice system the process can feel overwhelming, unfamiliar, and incredibly challenging.

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David Carrick: CPS authorises nine further charges

The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised Hertfordshire Constabulary to charge Metropolitan Police officer David Carrick with nine additional offences.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, Thames and Chiltern News

Football supporter found guilty of sending racist and offensive email to Gareth Southgate

A man has been found guilty of sending an offensive message to England football manager Gareth Southgate, which included racist messages.

| Press Release , Hate crime , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

The World Cup: ‘There is no excuse for domestic abuse’

Stark figures published last year by the National Centre for Domestic Violence uncovered the shocking reality that incidents of domestic abuse increase following England games.

| Press Release , Domestic abuse , CPS News

Road haulage operators convicted of involvement in an over £100m money laundering scam

Six defendants including a senior manager and two drivers of a road haulage business have been found guilty on Friday 18 November 2022 of running a large-scale money laundering operation involving in excess of £100 million in cash.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Burnley man jailed for murdering mother-of-two Katie Kenyon with axe

Andrew Burfield, 51, from Burnley, has been given a life sentence for murdering 33-year-old Katie Kenyon in April this year.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, North West News

CPS authorises additional charges against Kevin Spacey

Rosemary Ainslie, Head of the CPS Special Crime Division, said: “The CPS has authorised additional criminal charges against Kevin Spacey, 63, for a number of sexual assaults against one man between 2001 and 2004.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

Gang leader avoids an extra seven years in prison by paying back the proceeds of his part in a dirty cash laundering operation

A well-known criminal gang leader has avoided another seven years being added onto his seven-year prison sentence after paying back £1,243,270.75, of his ill-gotten gains from a money laundering operation.

| Press Release , CPS News

Online predator jailed for sexually abusing girls as young as 12

An online predator who forced young girls to sign a sexual contract with him, has been jailed.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

Fraudster sentenced for scam to deprive SKY TV of potentially over £13m revenue

A fraudster has been jailed for a scam that deprived Sky TV of potentially over £13m revenue.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Prosecutors’ international work helps convict child abusers around globe

A 59-year-old man who paid money to sexually exploit young children in South East Asia has today been sentenced to XX years in jail.

| Press Release , International and organised crime, Sexual offences , CPS News

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If you follow us on Twitter, you can expect tweets covering some or all of the following:

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