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CPS Mersey-Cheshire News

Date

Outline

09/11/2017

Merseyside driver who had suffered epileptic episodes jailed for causing the death of a teenage boy

A Merseyside man who continued driving despite several episodes of epilepsy has been jailed for causing the death of a sixteen-year-old boy.

02/11/2017

Man jailed for life for murdering a two-year-old boy

A Merseyside man has been jailed for life for murdering a two year old boy and assaulting his twin sister.

01/11/2017

Former police officer jailed for filming women while he was having sex with them

A former police officer who secretly filmed seven women while he was having sex with them has been sentenced to three years in jail.

20/10/2017

Man jailed for life for killing a vulnerable woman and burning her remains

A man who brutally murdered a vulnerable young woman and set fire to her body has been sentenced to life in prison to serve a minimum of 21 years after admitting his guilt.

13/10/2017

Man sentenced for staging a three-day rooftop protest at the home of Government Minister Edward Timpson

A man has been sentenced for staging a 57-hour rooftop protest at the Cheshire home of Government Minister Edward Timpson.

10/10/2017

Married police officers sentenced for selling car crash data

Two married constables working for Lancashire Police have been sentenced today (6 October 2017) for stealing police data about car crashes and selling it to claims firms for £363,000.

29/09/2017

Serving Merseyside Police Officer sentenced for accessing files

A serving Merseyside Police officer, described by a judge as a "magpie", has been sentenced for accessing police files for "his own curiosity".

28/09/2017

Care workers sentenced for the ill treatment of a 95 year old blind woman with dementia

Two young care workers at a Macclesfield care home have been sentenced for their ill-treatment of a blind 95 year old woman who suffers from dementia, Alzheimer's Disease, and is unable to walk.

22/09/2017

Passer-by praised by judge for helping to save the life of a man who had been stabbed on New Year's Day

A passer-by who helped to save the life of a man who was stabbed on New Year’s Day in Liverpool city centre has been commended by a judge and awarded a sum from the High Sherriff's fund.

01/09/2017

Teenager sentenced for the death of a charity worker

A teenager has been sentenced for an act of “gratuitous unprovoked violence, fuelled by drink and drugs” that left a community spirited charity worker dead.

17/08/2017

Gambling addict who attacked betting shops sentenced

A self-confessed gambling addict who attacked several betting shops because he said he’d lost so much money to them has been sentenced.

15/08/2017

Man sentenced for racially abusing a traffic warden

A man who subjected a traffic warden to a torrent of racist abuse in Chester has been sentenced.

03/08/2017

Third man jailed after man gunned down in Liverpool Street

A third man has been jailed following the death of Mark Hillman who was gunned down in a Liverpool Street last year.

27/07/2017

'Money mules' in a nationwide scam sentenced

Eight people who were used as 'money mules' in a nationwide fraud have now all been sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court.

27/07/2017

Professional footballer helps convict a thug

A professional footballer who helped to convict a vicious thug has been praised by a judge.

16/06/2017

Mother jailed for forging DNA certificate

A mother has been jailed for forging a DNA test to persuade a man that he was the father of her child.

14/06/2017

Man sentenced for trying to control everything his wife did

A man who controlled what his wife wore, where she went, who she met and even what she said in her own home has been convicted of controlling and coercive behaviour.

07/06/2017

CPS charging statement following the deaths of three people in Toxteth

David Jones, Senior Crown Prosecutor with Mersey-Cheshire Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) said: "The CPS received a file of evidence from Merseyside Police following the deaths of three people at a house on Falkner Street in Toxteth in Liverpool on Tuesday 30 May 2017.

07/06/2017

Man jailed for trafficking women into Britain and abusing them

A man who trafficked two women into Britain by claiming to need an au pair and then sexually abused them has been jailed for 18 years.

07/06/2017

Man jailed after after his dogs mauled a two year old girl

The owner of four 12-stone "American Bully" breed dogs that escaped into a neighbour's garden and mauled a two-year-old girl, leaving her with serious injuries, has been jailed for 18 months.

26/05/2017

Man sentenced for firearms and ammunition offences

A man has been sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court in connection with drug dealing and possessing adapted antique guns imported from abroad.

24/05/2017

Two men jailed following the death of a four year old girl

A Merseyside man has been jailed for more than 9 years for killing a four year old child and seriously injuring her grandmother by dangerous driving.

17/05/2017

Merseyside brothers jailed for sexually abusing girls

Two brothers from Birkenhead on Merseyside have been given long prison sentences for sexually abusing young girls.

25/04/2017

Man sentenced for racially abusing a shopkeeper

A man who racially abused and assaulted a Sri Lankan shop manager has been sentenced for Hate Crime.

25/04/2017

95 year old man sentenced for attempting to kill his wife

A 95 year old man has been sentenced after he admitted trying to kill his wife of 65 years at their home in Warrington.

07/04/2017

Organised Gang found guilty of blowing up cash machines following a four month trial

An organised crime gang has been convicted of blowing up cash machines across Britain and stealing hundreds of thousands of pounds.

29/03/2017

Organised drugs gang jailed

A total of 54 years' imprisonment was imposed on eight men at Cardiff Crown Court today for conspiring to supply class A drugs.

29/03/2017

Grandmother sentenced after dog mauls granddaughter

A grandmother has been sentenced after her grandson's dog mauled her granddaughter, leaving her with horrific injuries.

22/02/2017

Drug dealer convicted of the murder of Mark Hillman

A drug dealer has been convicted of the murder of a man in Liverpool in April 2016.

09/02/2017

Firmino fined and banned for a year for drink driving

The Liverpool FC striker Roberto Firmino has been fined £20,000 and banned from driving for a year for drink driving.

31/01/2017

Man jailed for stealing religious icon from Chester Cathedral

A man who stole a valuable religious icon from Chester Cathedral and replaced it with a Christmas decoration has been sentenced to nine months in prison.

31/01/2017

Two Merseyside teenagers sentenced for killing a man

Two Liverpool teenagers have been sentenced for killing a father from Widnes.

11/01/2017

Geoffrey Fryar quoted on the sentencing of Sean Grindle for dangerous driving

Geoffrey Fryar, Senior District Crown Prosecutor with Mersey-Cheshire Crown Prosecution Service said: “Sean Grindle was not insured to drive this car and held just a provisional licence at the time of this incident.

30/12/2016

DCCP Alison Mutch on the fight against the latest forms of Violence Against Women and Girls

Alison Mutch, Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor for Mersey-Cheshire Crown Prosecution Service, is the area lead for Violence Against Women and Girls (VAWG).

30/12/2016

Two Merseyside teenagers found guilty of killing a man

Two Liverpool teenagers have been found guilty of killing a father from Widnes.

16/12/2016

Twenty people jailed for drugs conspiracy "on an industrial scale"

Twenty people (18 men and two women) have been sentenced to a total of more than 192 years after being convicted at Liverpool Crown Court of conspiracy to supply drugs.

06/12/2016

Man who killed girlfriend, her mother and the family dog with a hammer is jailed for life

A man who killed his girlfriend, her mother and the family dog in a brutal attack has been sentenced to life imprisonment and must serve a minimum of 29 and a half years.

22/11/2016

Three men guilty of the murder of Liverpool teenager Lewis Dunne

Three men have been jailed for life for killing a teenager on a canal towpath in Liverpool.

22/11/2016

Driver sentenced for injuring child on pedestrian crossing

A driver who seriously injured a nine year old girl on a pedestrian crossing has been sentenced.

10/11/2016

Man jailed for seven years for killing his friend while high on "Spice"

A Wirral man who killed his friend on a fishing trip while high on drugs has been sentenced to seven years in jail.

11/10/2016

Man jailed for dangerous driving

Andrew Devine was sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court to two years in jail for causing serious injury by dangerous driving and for failing to supply a blood sample.

11/10/2016

Statement from Mersey-Cheshire Chief Crown Prosecutor, Siobhan Blake, about Hate Crime Awareness Week

Hate Crime Awareness Week runs from the 8th to 15th October.

05/10/2016

Man jailed for the death of his best friend

A man who killed his best friend with a single punch has been sentenced to 28 months in jail.

23/09/2016

Woman sentenced for biting a chunk out of young mum's cheek

A woman who bit a chunk out of the cheek of a young mum has been sentenced.

21/09/2016

Man sentenced for using private sexual images to humiliate a former partner

Lauren Costello, District Crown Prosecutor for Mersey-Cheshire Crown Prosecution Service, said: "Alan Davenport caused significant distress by sending threatening and abusive WhatsApp messages to his victim over a period of two days in July 2016.

30/08/2016

Teenager sentenced for drunken behaviour at fountain dedicated to two IRA bomb victims

A Warrington teenager who urinated into a fountain dedicated to two children who died in an IRA bomb attack has been sentenced to 200 hours of unpaid community work.

15/07/2016

CPS Proceeds of Crime statement re Richard and Diane Brookhouse

Susan Robert of the Crown Prosecution Service Proceeds of Crime Team said: "The courts decided that the wholesale value of the drugs that Richard Brookhouse imported over 18 months and in 8 importations was £25 million.

15/07/2016

Two men found guilty of conspiring to supply cocaine in major drugs operation in the North West

Two men have been sentenced to a total of twelve years in prison for conspiring to supply cocaine as part of a major drugs operation in the North West.

17/06/2016

Alison Mutch is awarded the OBE in the Queen’s birthday honours.

Mersey-Cheshire Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor Alison Mutch has been awarded the OBE for services to law and order, particularly for her work on hate crime.

14/06/2016

Gang sentenced to more than 110 years for gun and drugs crimes

Twelve men and one woman have been sentenced to a total of more than 110 years in jail for dealing in drugs, blackmail, arson and having guns.

10/06/2016

Pensioner pleads guilty to causing serious injury to several school children by dangerous driving

A pensioner has pleaded guilty to seriously injuring five schoolgirls in a crash outside Belvedere Academy in Liverpool.

31/05/2016

Two men sentenced to a total of 49 years in jail for shooting dead a teenager

Two men have been jailed for a total of 49 years for shooting dead a teenager in a Liverpool street.

24/05/2016

Teenager jailed for grooming children by pretending to be a pop star and a modelling agent

A 19 year old man from Cheshire has been given an eight year jail term for grooming children online by pretending to be, amongst other things, a pop star and a modelling agent.

10/05/2016

Merseyside landlord jailed for the death of a jobless former soldier

A Merseyside landlord who admitted being responsible for the death of a jobless ex-serviceman who had been doing work for him has been jailed for three years and four months.

10/05/2016

Merseyside man jailed for new offence of controlling or coercive behaviour

A Merseyside man who “controlled every aspect of his victim’s life” has been jailed for the new offence of controlling or coercive behaviour.

13/04/2016

Teenager who killed a Merseyside policeman found guilty of manslaughter

A teenager, Clayton Williams, who killed a Merseyside police officer as he was escaping from the police following a burglary in a stolen car has been found guilty of manslaughter.

13/04/2016

Man who assaulted comedian Alan Carr’s manager sentenced

A man who assaulted the manager of comedian Alan Carr has been sentenced to 12 months in jail, suspended for two years.

11/02/2016

Five men jailed for dealing in heroin and cocaine

Five men have been jailed today for dealing in heroin and cocaine from a flat in Liverpool.

11/02/2016

North Wales magistrate sentenced at Warrington for fraud

A magistrate from North Wales has been sentenced for fraud.

28/01/2016

Man sentenced to six weeks imprisonment for harassing victim because of disability

A 25 year old man who used social media to harass a man because of his disability has been sentenced to six weeks imprisonment.

19/01/2016

Teenagers praised after man jailed for trying to murder his neighbour

A man has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for attempting to murder a neighbour that he claimed to be in love with and for threatening a teenager with a knife.

12/01/2016

Teenager to stand trial for the murder of a police officer

A 19 year old man is to stand trial after pleading Not Guilty to the charge of murdering a Merseyside Police officer.

06/01/2016

Thief who stole comedian Bill Bailey's tour bus is jailed

A prolific thief who stole comedian Bill Bailey’s tour bus from outside a Liverpool theatre has been sentenced to two years in jail.

30/12/2015

New law to deal with psychological domestic abuse

Domestic abusers who subject their victims to controlling or coercive behaviour could face up to five years in jail under a new law which came into force on 29 December 2015.

18/12/2015

What is being done to prosecute abusive partners?

Jonathan Egan, from Mersey-Cheshire Crown Prosecution Service, said Merseyside has one of the best conviction rates in the country for domestic violence.

16/12/2015

Former police officer sentenced for stalking and harassing female officers

A former Greater Manchester Police Officer has been sentenced for stalking and harassing female officers.

15/12/2015

Man and woman sentenced for human trafficking and sexual exploitation

An organised crime gang has been sentenced as part of an investigation into human trafficking and sexual exploitation.

09/12/2015

Man who killed Good Samaritan found guilty of murder

A man who killed a Good Samaritan who tried to protect a baby caught up in a row between him and a woman has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

09/12/2015

Three jailed in cocaine conspiracy

Three men have been sentenced at Liverpool Crown Court for conspiracy to supply cocaine.

03/12/2015

Lorry driver jailed after crash leaves one person dead and two with serious injuries

A Cheshire lorry driver has been jailed for 30 months and banned from driving for 6 years after a crash that left one man dead and two people with serious injuries.

26/11/2015

Violent burglar who took part in a 9 hour roof top siege is jailed

A violent burglar who was arrested after a nine hour standoff on the roof of a house in Liverpool has been sentenced to 17 years and 9 months in jail for a brutal burglary.

20/11/2015

Mother who abandoned her new born baby in a toilet is sentenced

A mother who abandoned her new born baby in the toilet at an amusement arcade in Southport has been sentenced to eight months in prison for child cruelty, suspended for 18 months.

13/11/2015

Merseyside man jailed for cyber-attacks on public websites

A 52 year old Merseyside man who admitted launching up to 21 cyber-attacks on several high profile websites has been sentenced to 34 weeks in prison.

13/11/2015

Woman jailed for tricking her female friend into having sex using a false penis

A 25 year old woman who tricked her female friend into having sex using a fake penis has been sentenced to eight years in prison.

06/11/2015

Liverpool supporter banned from games for threatening the carer of a disabled fan

A Liverpool FC supporter has been banned from going near certain football grounds for three years after he was found guilty of using threatening behaviour to the carer of a disabled fan at Steven Gerrard’s last game at Anfield.

21/10/2015

Three more people charged following police officer death

Three more people have been charged in connection with the death of Merseyside Police Officer, Dave Phillips.

08/10/2015

Two men in court following death of Merseyside Police Officer.

Two men appeared before Wirral magistrates today (Thursday 8 October) following the death of police officer Dave Phillips in the early hours of Monday, 5 October 2015.

25/09/2015

Men sentenced for firearms

Four Merseyside men have been sentenced at Chester Crown Court, to a total of more than 25 years in jail and young offender' facilities for their part in possessing firearms.

27/08/2015

Man sentenced for revenge porn has his appeal denied

A man who was jailed for "revenge pornography" after he posted sexually explicit photographs on social media of a former girlfriend has lost his appeal against sentence.

26/08/2015

Tough sentences for people who persistently carry knives

The new sentencing guidelines on knife crime have been used against a 38 year old St Helens man who was found guilty of two consecutive offences.

20/08/2015

Former deputy headmaster pleads guilty to having indecent images of boys

The former deputy headmaster of a Catholic primary school has pleaded guilty to receiving and saving 697 indecent images of young boys.

19/08/2015

Man jailed for 'revenge porn'

A man has been jailed for 16 weeks for 'revenge pornography' after he posted sexual photographs on social media of a former girlfriend.

07/08/2015

Benefits cheat convicted for using details of brother who died in 1967

Carl Jones, who's from Liverpool, has pleaded guilty today [Friday 7 Aug] at Liverpool Crown Court for making dishonest representations, theft, fraud and other offences. Mr Jones made a number of claims for pension credit and housing and council tax benefit by using documents which he claimed were completed by his brother Roy Jones, who passed away in 1967, and his former school friend.

07/08/2015

Woman pleads guilty to causing the death of an elderly woman

A 43 year old woman has pleaded guilty to causing the death of an elderly woman by backing her car out into the path of a passing car.

05/08/2015

Teenager sentenced to life for attempted murder

A teenager has been sentenced to life imprisonment for the attempted murder of a man outside his home in Widnes.

17/07/2015

Atom Ariel-style car driver sentenced for dangerous driving

A 49-year-old man has been sentenced to nine months in prison, suspended for two years, after admitting to driving a hand built, high powered sports car at breakneck speeds around Cheshire and North Wales.

15/07/2015

Charity shop worker pleads guilty to theft

A man who worked at a British Heart Foundation charity shop has admitted four counts of theft and has been ordered to do 160 hours of community work.

08/07/2015

Four people sentenced for defrauding the families of prisoners

Four people have been imprisoned for defrauding the families of convicts out of approximately two hundred thousand pounds.

07/07/2015

Builder jailed for suing man whose home he had wrecked

A builder has been jailed for fraud and for trying to pervert the course of justice after he tried to sue a man whose house he had wrecked.

19/06/2015

Bogus accountant jailed for defrauding X Factor singer Rebecca Ferguson

A bogus accountant has been jailed for 16 months for swindling former X Factor singer Rebecca Ferguson out of thousands of pounds.

18/06/2015

Professional angler fined for catching prized fish in private waters

A professional angler has been convicted of unlawfully taking a 52lb prized fish from a private lake in Cheshire.

09/06/2015

Teenager given referral order for arson

A 17-year-old girl has been given a 12 month referral order after pleading guilty to deliberately starting two fires in Widnes.

09/06/2015

Liverpool woman sentenced to life for the murder of the father of her two children

A 22 year old Liverpool woman has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 13 years for murdering the father of her two children.

26/05/2015

Two men sentenced for shaving a teenage girl's hair

Mersey-Cheshire Crown Prosecution Service statement following the sentencing at Liverpool Crown Court of Ryan Kelly, 19 and Aiden Kendrick, 19, to 10 months in a Young Offenders Institution after they pleaded guilty to assaulting a 16 year old girl at a party in Merseyside by cutting off her hair and shaving her scalp and her eyebrows.

26/05/2015

Man who was rugby tackled by a passer-by as he robbed a pensioner is jailed

A 32 year old man who was rugby tackled to the ground by a passer-by after he stole a pensioner’s handbag has been jailed.

19/05/2015

Prisoner who stabbed a fellow inmate is sentenced to life imprisonment

A man who fatally wounded another prisoner in a cell at HMP Altcourse on Merseyside has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

19/05/2015

Nightclub doorman jailed for manslaughter

A nightclub doorman has been sentenced to four years in prison for the manslaughter of a man he had punched.

15/05/2015

Prisoner who stabbed a fellow inmate is found guilty of manslaughter

A man who fatally wounded another prisoner in a cell at HMP Altcourse on Merseyside has been found guilty of manslaughter.

08/05/2015

Grandmother jailed after drink drive crash leaves man in coma for two weeks

A grandmother who drove into a man and flung him 10 metres over the bonnet of a taxi to land headfirst on the pavement has been jailed.

30/04/2015

Cheshire man who posed as a taxi driver jailed for rape

A Cheshire man who posed as a taxi driver and assaulted a woman he gave a lift to has been found guilty of rape, sexual assault and kidnap.