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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.

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CPS statement on Kevin Flanagan and Kathleen Salmond sentencing

Kevin Flanagan and Kathleen Salmond were sentenced today (Friday 13 December) to life in prison.

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

Merseyside brothers jailed for a multi-million pounds drugs conspiracy

Two Merseyside brothers who headed up a multi-million pound drugs business and went on the run to Thailand when the net closed in on them have been jailed for a total of 28 years.

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

Essex couple jailed for child abuse

A couple from Essex who sexually abused four children and recorded footage of their horrific crimes have today been sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court.

Mark Gable received a total sentence of 11 years and 6 months and Jessica Fry received a total sentence of 10 years.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, East of England News

‘Dangerous’ married man who impregnated 14-year-old girl is jailed for five years

A married man who had sex with two teenage girls aged 14 and 15, impregnating the 14-year-old has been jailed for five years.

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

CPS statement on the sentencing of Christopher Goble

Warwickshire vicar Christopher Goble was sentenced yesterday (11 December) to 20 months' imprisonment for making indecent images of children. He pleaded guilty to the offence on 31 October 2019 at Warwick Crown Court.

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

British wife of Syrian fighter guilty of funding terrorism

A young woman who was a supporter of violent jihad and sharia law has been found guilty today (12 December) of sending money to help fighters in Syria.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Two pairs of brothers guilty of violent attacks on Birmingham men

Two pairs of brothers have been convicted at Birmingham Crown Court today (11 December) for their involvement in serious violent attacks on Birmingham men in April and May 2019.

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

Three teens jailed for robbery via the use of Grindr

Three teenagers have been jailed for numerous robberies and assault of men who had been enticed via one of the largest social media dating apps, Grindr.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Hate crime , CPS, West Midlands News

Teen guilty of murdering youngest person to die in 2019 London gang violence

A gang member has been convicted of murdering a 14-year-old schoolboy in east London.

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

Couple guilty of the murder of Lisa Bennett, who disappeared six years ago

A couple who drowned a homeless woman in their flat and then claimed her benefit money have been found guilty of murder.

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

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

Nick Martin
Email: nicholas.martin@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0673

Beth Currie
Email: Bethany.Currie@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3393

Rosie Arnold
Email: Rosie.Arnold@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0739

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Email: david.lindsell@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3363

Alan Jones
Email: alan.jones@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3388

Chief Press Officer

Lisa Ettridge
Email: lisa.ettridge@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 1459

Head of News

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

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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/Nazia Dewji
Email: london.communications@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 020 7147 7937/020 3357 1994

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
Gary Cockram
Email: gary.cockram@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0117 930 2968

Thames and Chiltern
Angie Patton
Email: Angie.Patton@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 01189 513625

Marie-Dominique Meunier
Email: marie.meunier@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 02380 673809

West Midlands
Riddhi Mardania
Email: Riddhi.Mardania@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0121 262 1583

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


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