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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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Man who created false document to steal £2 million from air ambulance charity jailed

A man who created a false document in an attempt to steal more than £2 million intended for an air ambulance charity has today been jailed. 

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Mason Greenwood: CPS discontinuance of charges

NB: People who allege they are victims of sexual offences receive lifelong anonymity. It is a criminal offence to publish a complainant's identity or any information that might lead to the complainant being identified.

| Press Release , CPS News

CPS authorises charges following hospital arrest

Nick Price, Head of the CPS Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division, said:

“The CPS has authorised Counter Terrorism Police North East to charge a man with a terrorism offence after he was arrested outside St James's Hospital in Leeds last Friday (January 20).


Ex-public servant pleads guilty to misconduct in office offences

An ex-employee of the Crown Prosecution Service has pleaded guilty today (19 January 2023) to the misuse of computer systems while working for the organisation.

| Press Release , CPS News

CPS publishes latest quarterly statistics which show a continued increase in people charged with rape

Today the CPS has published the Q2 performance data which covers the three-month period from 1 July to 30 September 2022. 

Notable changes in the data from Q1 2022-23 to Q2 2022-23 include: 

| Press Release , Sexual offences, Domestic abuse, Hate crime , CPS News

Jailed accountant who defrauded NHS ordered to pay back nearly £240k

An accountant who was jailed for defrauding the NHS, companies and individuals, has been ordered to pay back nearly £240,000 and faces an additional 20 months in prison if he fails to pay.

| Press Release , Proceeds of crime, Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

David Carrick: Police constable pleads guilty to 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

Sentence Update: Fraudsters sentenced for £21m loss in cryptocurrency

Four offenders were sentenced today (13 January 2023) for fraudulently obtaining and laundering Bitcoin and other cryptocurrency worth tens of millions of pounds from an Australia-based cryptocurrency exchange.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Former police worker ordered to pay back £60k for his fraudulent action

A former West Yorkshire Police employee has been ordered to pay back £59,816.24 in compensation after stealing money from Huddersfield police station’s evidence locker.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Man charged with murder of Elle Edwards in Liverpool on Christmas Eve

The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised Merseyside Police to charge Connor William Chapman, 22, with nine offences relating to a shooting at the Lighthouse Public House on 24 December 2022.

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