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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.

Here you can find our latest news stories and search for others.

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Targeted consultation to help finalise new immigration prosecution guidance

The Crown Prosecution Service is updating its legal guidance on immigration offences ahead of the commencement of the Nationality and Borders Act.

| Press Release , International and organised crime , CPS News

Co-founder of right-wing terror group convicted

The co-founder of National Action, a small and secretive right-wing group which espoused hateful violent rhetoric, has been convicted of being a member of a proscribed organisation.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

UPDATED WITH SENTENCE: Martial arts couple convicted of child sexual offences

A martial arts instructor and his actress wife have been convicted of a number of non-recent child sexual offences.

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

Accountant jailed for exploiting a disabled victim for over £300,000

A chartered accountant has been jailed for exploiting a vulnerable victim out of money and assets worth £331,858.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

David Carrick: CPS authorises three further charges

The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised Hertfordshire Constabulary to charge Metropolitan Police officer David Carrick with three additional offences.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

UPDATED WITH SENTENCE: Mosque attendee convicted of encouraging terrorism

UPDATE: Abubaker Deghayes was sentenced today [21 April 2022] to four years' imprisonment, plus one further year which he will spend on licence. A mosque attendee has been convicted of encouraging terrorism in a speech he made at Brighton Mosque. 

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

CPS publishes latest statistics on all crime types showing steady increase in rape convictions

Today the CPS has published the Q3 Performance data which covers the three-month period from 1 October to 31 December 2021.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

Killer of Rikki Neave guilty of murder

A man who strangled six-year-old Rikki Neave has today been found guilty of murder.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS News

Fraudsters sentenced for million-pound bribery and corruption at Coca-Cola Enterprises UK Ltd

A group of individuals and corporate bodies have been sentenced today (14 April 2022) for their involvement in bribing a senior manager at Coca Cola Enterprises UK Limited.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

UPDATE: Man who fatally stabbed MP Sir David Amess sentenced to whole-life tariff

A man who fatally stabbed MP Sir David Amess at his constituency surgery has been found guilty of murder.

| Press Release , Terrorism, Violent crime , CPS News

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Contacts: National media

National media should contact the numbers below with enquiries and requests for interviews or other facilities:

General press office number: 020 3357 0906

Please note that our Press Office is only able to deal with issues or queries from journalists. Anyone else should visit contact.cps.gov.uk.

General e-mail: cps.pressoffice@cps.gov.uk

Follow us on Twitter: @cpsuk

Individual contacts

Press Officers

Kate Hinsley
Email: Kate.Hinsley@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0258

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

Sabriyya Rasul
Email: Sabriyya.Rasul@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3519

Will Spencer
Email: William.Spencer@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3531

Rosie Wigan
Email: Rosie.Wigan@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0559

Florence Williamson
Email: Florence.Williamson@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0739

Senior Press Officers

Robert Cox
Email: robert.cox@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3398

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

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

Chief Press Officers

Hywel Barrett
Email: Hywel.Barrett@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3457

Sophie Court
Email: sophie.court@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0700

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

Contacts: Local media

   

Our Twitter Policy

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;
  • Reactions and statements on trial outcomes;
  • Policy updates from the Director of Public Prosecutions and other prosecutors;
  • Updates on media appearances by CPS staff
  • Content that explains the role of the CPS and how we work
  • Highlighting of relevant work by our criminal justice partners and other stakeholders

We will aim to be fair and accurate in all the information we publish. We will aim to correct any inaccuracies as soon as possible.

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.

Please do not try to report crime using Twitter. To report crime, please call 101 or visit your local police station. In an emergency, always call 999.

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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