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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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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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CPS West Midlands: Successful Hate Crime Cases October 2022

In October 2022, CPS West Midlands Magistrates' unit successfully prosecuted various hate crime cases.

| Press Release , Hate crime , West Midlands News

Gang members jailed for attempted murder of schoolboy

Three members of a Birmingham gang have been jailed for life for the attempted murder of a 13-year-old boy today (14 October 2022) at Birmingham Crown Court.

| Press Release , Violent crime , West Midlands News

Retired police officer sentenced for indecent images of children

A retired police officer has been sentenced after admitting making indecent images of children as young as three years old.  

| Press Release , Sexual offences , West Midlands News

CPS West Midlands: Successful Hate Crime Cases September 2022

In September 2022, CPS West Midlands Magistrates' and Crown Court units successfully prosecuted various hate crime cases.

| Press Release , Hate crime , West Midlands News

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter of his brother

A man has admitted killing his brother with a guitar at their mother’s home.

| Press Release , Violent crime , West Midlands News

CPS West Midlands: Successful Hate Crime Cases August 2022

In August 2022, CPS West Midlands Magistrates' and Crown Court units successfully prosecuted various hate crime cases.

| Press Release , Hate crime , West Midlands News

CPS West Midlands: Successful Hate Crime Cases July 2022

In July 2022, CPS West Midlands Magistrates' and Crown Court units successfully prosecuted various hate crime cases. Below are just a handful of the cases we prosecuted.

| Press Release , Hate crime , West Midlands News

Teenagers sentenced to life for the death of Peter Cairns

Three teenagers have been given life sentences for murdering a man with a kitchen knife.

| Press Release , Violent crime , West Midlands News

Farmer convicted of 40-year-old murder of missing wife 

An 89-year-old farmer has been convicted of killing his wife 40 years ago.

| Press Release , Violent crime , West Midlands News

CPS West Midlands: Successful Hate Crime Cases June 2022

In June 2022, CPS West Midlands Magistrates' and Crown Court units successfully prosecuted various hate crime cases. Below are just a handful of the cases we prosecuted. 

| Press Release , Hate crime , West Midlands News

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If you follow us on Twitter, you can expect tweets covering some or all of the following:

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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.

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If you follow us on Twitter we will not automatically follow you back. Being followed by us does not imply endorsement of any kind.

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