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Lynette Woodrow being interviewed by Cathy Newman on FGM

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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Prosecutors urged to consider power to compel defendants to attend court

Defendants who refuse to leave their cells for court hearings could be compelled to attend – in handcuffs if necessary – as prosecutors are reminded of the court’s powers in new updated legal guidance.

| Press Release , CPS News

CPS seeks public’s views on draft 'Deception as to Gender' legal guidance

A public consultation on updated legal guidance regarding deception as to gender in rape and serious sexual assault cases has been launched by the Crown Prosecution Service today.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

Police officers found guilty of sharing grossly offensive WhatsApp messages

Two police officers have been found guilty of sending grossly offensive messages on a WhatsApp group.

| Press Release , CPS, London South News

DPP Max Hill's speech to the Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime

Economic crime poses a threat to countries’ economies and institutions and causes serious harm to society and individuals. Tackling it is a priority for the Crown Prosecution Service of England and Wales – and last year we published our first ever CPS Economic Crime Strategy.

| Speech , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Four organised crime gang members jailed for drugs and money laundering offences

Four gang members have been imprisoned at Southwark Crown Court today (5 September 2022) for industrial scale cannabis production, money laundering and fraud.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Man from Bradford found guilty of terrorism offences

An insurance clerk from Bradford has been found guilty of nine terrorism offences, including entering funding arrangements, fundraising and possession of articles for terrorist purposes.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Man from London convicted of posting video which glorified terrorism

A man has been convicted of posting a Daesh video glorifying extremist Islamist beliefs on a private Facebook group.

Sabbir Miah, 29, was found guilty by a jury at the Old Bailey today of disseminating a terrorist publication on 14 June last year.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Operation Sheridan: Crown Prosecution Service authorises charges in relation to the alleged misconduct of senior local government officers in Liverpool City Council and Lancashire County Council

The CPS has authorised Lancashire Police to charge four people in relation to the alleged misconduct of senior local government officers in Liverpool City Council and Lancashire County Council.

| Press Release , CPS News

CPS authorises exposure charges against Wayne Couzens

Rosemary Ainslie, Head of the CPS Special Crime Division, said: “The CPS has authorised two further charges of exposure against Wayne Couzens, following a referral of evidence by the Metropolitan Police. 


CPS authorises misconduct in public office charges against ex-police officer

Rosemary Ainslie, Head of the CPS Special Crime Division, said: “The CPS has authorised Derbyshire Constabulary Counter Corruption Unit, led by the Independent Office for Police Conduct, to charge ex-police officer Daniel Nash with 13 offences of misconduct in public office.

| Press Release , CPS News

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Telephone: 020 3300 3457

Sophie Court
Telephone: 020 3357 0700

Lisa Ettridge
Telephone: 020 3357 1459

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Rob Smith
Telephone: 020 7147 7547

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

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