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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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Husband found guilty of murdering his bride on their wedding night

A man has been found guilty of murdering his new wife on their wedding night and hiding her body in a suitcase.

Thomas Nutt, 46, of Halifax, was found guilty today at Bradford Crown Court of the murder of his 52-year-old wife, Dawn Walker.

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

CPS sets out the law on street-based sexual harassment

Street harassment such as cyber-flashing, up-skirting or the exposure of genitals in a public place are crimes which can and will be prosecuted the CPS has stressed, as new legal guidance is published today.


Inmate sentenced for throwing boiling water in the face of prison guard

An inmate who threw boiling water into the faces of a prison guard and a vulnerable fellow prisoner at HMP Wandsworth has today been sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment. 


CPS authorises charges against armed Windsor Castle intruder

The CPS has authorised the Metropolitan Police to charge Jaswant Singh Chail with offences after he was arrested in the grounds of Windsor Castle on 25 December 2021 carrying a crossbow.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Man jailed in a £104million money laundering scam of transporting illegal cash to Dubai

A money launderer who arranged to transport £104million in illegally obtained cash to Dubai has been jailed today (28 July).

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Four fraudsters jailed for £13.7 million investment scam

Four fraudsters have been imprisoned today (26 July 2022) for a mass investment fraud worth over £13.7 million.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Fraudsters convicted for £21m loss in cryptocurrency

Four offenders were convicted yesterday (21 July 2022) for fraudulently obtaining and laundering Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency worth tens of millions of pounds from an Australia-based cryptocurrency exchange.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Couple guilty of murdering 15-year-old boy following a campaign of abuse

A couple who subjected a 15 year old boy to a sustained campaign of physical and mental abuse have today been found guilty of his murder.

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

CPS publishes latest statistics on all crime types showing steady increase in rape convictions

Today the CPS has published the Q4 Performance data which covers the three-month period from 1 January to 31 March 2022.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

Organised Crime Gang jailed for over 100 years in total

Six members of an organised crime group targeting high-value goods have been jailed for a combined total of over 100 years for a series of violent robberies, a burglary of a Nottinghamshire art gallery in 2018 and the disposal of the stolen items.

| Press Release , International and organised crime, Violent crime , CPS News

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Yasser Mehmood
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Sabriyya Rasul
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Rosie Wigan
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Alan Jones
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David Lindsell
Telephone: 020 3300 3363

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Hywel Barrett
Telephone: 020 3300 3457

Sophie Court
Telephone: 020 3357 0700

Lisa Ettridge
Telephone: 020 3357 1459

Head of News

Rob Smith
Telephone: 020 7147 7547

Contacts: Local media


Our Twitter Policy

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

  • Operational updates on decisions to prosecute or take no further action;
  • Reactions and statements on trial outcomes;
  • Policy updates from the Director of Public Prosecutions and other prosecutors;
  • Updates on media appearances by CPS staff
  • Content that explains the role of the CPS and how we work
  • 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 Twitter 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.

Please do not try to report crime using Twitter. To report crime, please call 101 or visit your local police station. In an emergency, always call 999.

If you follow us on Twitter we will not automatically follow you back. Being followed by us does not imply endorsement of any kind.


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