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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 violence against women and girls and hate crime, to support for victims and witnesses, statistics and speeches.

To ensure greater openness in the reporting of criminal proceedings, the CPS, the police and media representatives developed a joint protocol for working together.

Here you can find our latest news stories and search for others. You can also find additional details about a number of high-profile cases and the work of the CPS.

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Four sentenced for murder of Anthony Sargeant

Four men have been jailed for murdering a 33-year-old father-of-eight in a drive-by shooting outside his mother’s home.

| News Item , Violent crime , CPS News

Senior Nigerian politician convicted over illegal UK organ-harvesting plot

A senior Nigerian senator, his wife and a doctor have been found guilty today of exploiting a vulnerable victim for illegal organ harvesting.

| Press Release , International and organised crime, Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Three men convicted for supplying fraudulent passports to criminals

Three men who played major roles in supplying fraudulent passports to some of the most serious organised criminals have been convicted. 

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime, International and organised crime , CPS News

Man charged for attempted murder after stabbing in Cheltenham

The CPS has authorised Gloucestershire police to charge Joshua Bowles with attempted murder.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Gang members who made millions illegally selling prescription medication have been sentenced

Three gang members who made £3.7m from illegally selling controlled drugs and prescription medicines online have today been sentenced. 

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Update: Barrow woman jailed for making false rape allegations

A woman has been jailed for perverting the course of justice after maliciously making multiple false allegations of sexual abuse, violence and rape against men over a period of many years.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, North West News

Serial shoplifter convicted of multiple counts of fraud 

A woman, who shoplifted on an industrial scale and deceived retailers into refunding her for items that she never actually purchased, has been convicted of multiple counts of fraud and other offences.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS, West Midlands News

Victims Summit 2023 - speech by Max Hill KC, Director of Public Prosecutions

Victims deserve, and rightly expect, to be supported, informed and treated fairly. Being a victim of crime can be deeply traumatic and we do not underestimate the courage of victims.

| Speech , Sexual offences , CPS News

Company director jailed for defrauding the taxpayer of more than £2 million

A businessman has been jailed for stealing over £2 million of taxpayers’ money while he was in control of multiple failing companies in the construction industry. He used the funds to pay off debts and purchase a cottage in Kent.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Wayne Couzens sentenced for sexual offences

Wayne Couzens has been sentenced to 19 months' imprisonment after pleading guilty to three offences of exposure.  

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

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If you follow us on social media, you can expect posts covering some or all of the following:

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  • Highlighting of relevant work by our criminal justice partners and other stakeholders

We will aim to be fair and accurate in all the information we publish. We will aim to correct any inaccuracies as soon as possible.

We are unable to monitor social media round the clock. We are not able to engage with all those who seek a response from us due to resources but also due to privacy and the sensitive nature of some of our work. The best way to contact the CPS is through our website.

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