CPS News Centre

Nicky Inskip gives a statement to the media outside court

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.

Articles and speeches

Read articles and speeches from the CPS on matters of relevance to the Criminal Justice System

Articles and Speeches

CPS Says...

The CPS position on major issues in the news, our response to inaccuracies in media reports and our letters to the media.

CPS Says...
Latest news
Showing 1 - 10 of 340 results for area "CPS"

Teenager sentenced after naming sex abuse victims online

The sister of a convicted sex offender who posted the names of his victims online has been sentenced.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

Man jailed for life for the murder of Sam Cook

A twenty-three year old man has been jailed for life for murdering a man who was out celebrating his 21st birthday in Liverpool. He must serve a minimum of 28 years before he can be considered for release.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

Hunt employees given suspended sentence for assault

A father and son have been given suspended jail sentences for assaulting two members of the League Against Cruel Sports as they monitored a hunt in Leicestershire.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, East Midlands News

Drugs baron jailed for 32 years over £40m cocaine and cannabis plot

A drugs baron who organised for £40m of cannabis and cocaine to be imported into the UK from Holland has been jailed for 32 years today (13 June) following a successful application by the CPS to bring him back to the UK to face trial.  

| Press Release , Drug offences , CPS News

Fireworks boss jailed over explosion deaths

A company boss has been jailed for 10 years today (13 June) after two people died in a series of explosions and a fire at his fireworks shop.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS News

Gang sentenced for grooming and sexually assaulting girls

A gang of eight men have been jailed for grooming and sexually assaulting teenage girls in Oxford.

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

Former pilot jailed after reporting for duty at Gatwick over the alcohol limit

A former pilot who was more than four times the alcohol limit when he reported for duty has been jailed.

| Press Release , CPS, South East News

Fraudsters jailed for tricking elderly and vulnerable victims in Kent

Fraudsters who targeted elderly and vulnerable victims in Kent have been jailed for a combined total of six years and five months.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS, South East News

School sports coach sentenced for sexual offences

A school sports coach who lied about having a brain tumour to start a relationship with a pupil has been sentenced at Swansea Crown Court.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, Cymru/Wales News

Cocaine gang jailed over Heathrow flights

Three men, including a Heathrow security worker, have today (8 June) been sentenced for organising the importation of cocaine into the UK from South America.

| Press Release , International and organised crime , CPS News

Search CPS News

   

Contacts: National media Toggle accordion

National media should contact the numbers below with enquiries and requests for interviews or other facilities:

General press office number: 020 3357 0906

Out of hours: 07590 617233 - for emergency queries only

General e-mail: cps.pressoffice@cps.gov.uk

Follow us on Twitter: @cpsuk

Individual contacts

Press Officers

Yasser Mehmood
Email: yasser.mehmood@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 7147 7725

Pip Rawson
Email: pip.rawson@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0478

Natalie Robinson
Email: natalie.robinson@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0448

Shannyn Quinn
Email: shannyn.quinn@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 1296

Senior Press Officers

Andrew McGill
Email: andrew.mcgill@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0044

Rob Singh
Email: rob.singh@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 7147 7801

Head of News

Rob Smith
Email: rob.smith@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 7147 7547

Contacts: Local media Toggle accordion

Cymru/Wales
Richard Paull
Email: richard.paull@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 02920 803950

East Midlands
Graham Buchanan
Email: Graham.Buchanan@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0115 852 3343

East of England
Gillian Andrews
Email: gillian.andrews@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 01245 455027

London (North and South)
Christian Taylor / David Lindsell / Nazia Dewji
Email: london.communications@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 020 7147 7937 / 020 3357 0087 / 020 3357 1994

Mersey Cheshire
Jackie Rand
Email: jackie.rand@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0151 239 6334

North East
Chris Black
Email: chris.black@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0191 260 4216

North West
Anne Collins
Email: Anne.Collins@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 01772 208283 / 01772 208267

South East
Cheryl Pendry
Email: cheryl.pendry@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 01227 655862 / 07876 390054

South West
Email: southwest.communications@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0117 930 2921

Thames and Chiltern
Louise Rosher
Email: louise.rosher@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0118 951 3640

Wessex
Sarah Cartwright
Email: sarah.cartwright@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 02380 673806

West Midlands
Vinny Bolina
Email: Vinny.Bolina@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 0121 262 1531 / 0121 262 1644

Yorkshire and Humberside
Elizabeth Ogborn
Email: elizabeth.ogborn@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 0113 290 2839 / 07500 835186

   

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.

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.

#HateCrimeMatters

Our social media campaign #HateCrimeMatters explains what hate crime is, and what can be done about it.

Continue reading

Follow us on social media

Keep up to date

Further reading