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Showing 1 - 10 of 40 results for area "Thames and Chiltern"

Four charged over Blenheim Palace gold toilet theft

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised charges in relation to the theft of a gold toilet from Blenheim Palace valued at £4.8 million.

| Press Release , CPS, Thames and Chiltern News

CPS statement on the sentencing of Anthony Bennison and Nicholas Papworth

Yesterday Antony Bennison, 25, and Nicholas Papworth, 33, were jailed for life for the murder of Patrick Howard and Adam Fanelli, and the attempted murder of a third victim.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Thames and Chiltern News

Thames and Chiltern lead prosecutor welcomes new national approach to prosecuting adult rape cases

A new national approach to prosecuting adult rape cases has been welcomed by the Crown Prosecution Service’s lead prosecutor for Thames Valley, Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Thames and Chiltern News

Oxfordshire man handed restraining order for sending offensive and threatening email to Jeremy Hunt MP

A man who sent a threatening email to MP Jeremy Hunt in late 2022 has today been sentenced to 16 weeks in prison, suspended for 18 months, following his guilty plea earlier this year. He was also handed a five-year restraining order, preventing him from making any direct or indirect contact with Mr Hunt.

| Press Release , Cyber / online crime , Thames and Chiltern News

Wellingborough boxer jailed for life for murder of Kamil Leszczynski after body found in Bedfordshire

A boxer from Wellingborough has been handed a life sentence in prison after being convicted of murder. He must serve a minimum term of 23 years.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Thames and Chiltern News

Man sentenced for upskirting women in Hertfordshire supermarkets

A man who upskirted several women in a Baldock supermarket and secretly filmed a woman showering has today been sentenced to 39 weeks’ imprisonment, suspended for 12 months.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Thames and Chiltern News

UPDATED David Carrick: Police constable jailed for a relentless campaign of sexually and mentally abusing women

A Metropolitan Police officer who degraded, raped and sexually assaulted women has today admitted his crimes.

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

David Carrick: CPS statement given by Chief Crown Prosecutor Jaswant Narwal at Southwark Crown Court

Chief Crown Prosecutor Jaswant Narwal for the Crown Prosecution Service said: "This is one of the most shocking cases the Crown Prosecution Service has dealt with involving a serving police officer. Anyone hearing about the 49 counts David Carrick has pleaded guilty to against 12 victims would agree the sheer magnitude of his offending is horrifying.

| Press Release , Sexual offences, Domestic abuse , Thames and Chiltern News

Three jailed following murder of Keith Green – Banbury

Three people have been sentenced today to a total of 48 years in prison following the murder of Banbury resident Keith Green who was stabbed to death in his back garden.  In December 2022, 25-year-old Mark Meadows and 20-year-old Travis Gorton were found guilty of murdering Mr Green, while two others, 38-year-old Louise Grieve and a 15-year-old youth were convicted of manslaughter. The jury’s verdict came after a two-month trial at Oxford Crown Court. 

| Press Release , Violent crime , Thames and Chiltern News

Organised crime group members jailed for multi-million pound drug conspiracy – Buckinghamshire

Members of a High Wycombe-based organised crime group that trafficked hundreds of kilos of cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine throughout the UK have been jailed for a total of 108 years and two months.

| Press Release , Drug offences, International and organised crime , Thames and Chiltern News

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