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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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July's coronavirus review findings

July's findings for the CPS review for completed prosecutions under the Coronavirus Act and Health Protection Regulations are detailed in the table below.

| News Item , CPS News

Teen who punched man and said 'I don't want your corona virus in my country' pleads guilty

A teenager has admitted punching a man and saying ‘I don’t want your corona virus in my country’.

| Press Release , Hate crime , CPS, London South News

Wesley Streete sentenced for rape, sexual assault and murder

Wesley Streete, 20, who was convicted on 5 August of the rape and murder of Keeley Bunker and the rape and sexual assault of three other victims was sentenced today at Stafford Crown Court to detention for life with a minimum term of 30 years.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Sexual offences , CPS, West Midlands News

Death of Belly Mujinga: CPS statement

Suzanne Llewellyn, Deputy Chief Crown Prosecutor, said: “Belly Mujinga’s death from COVID-19 aged just 47 in April was a heartbreaking event that shocked the country.

| Press Release , CPS, West Midlands News

‘Friend’ who was trusted to walk a woman home safely convicted of her brutal murder

A man who raped and killed a 20-year-old-woman after agreeing to walk her safely home following a concert has today been convicted of her murder.

| Press Release , Sexual offences, Violent crime , CPS, West Midlands News

Man found guilty of stranger rape in Catford

Danut Bulboana, 21, came across the victim in Catford and sexually assaulted her just before midnight on 27 August last year.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, London South News

Improving the experience of rape victims in the Justice System

Improving the experience of rape victims who enter the justice system has been the subject of pioneering joint working between CPS East Midlands and voluntary and public sector groups.

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

CPS statement on the sentencing of Henry Long, Jessie Cole and Albert Bowers

Chief Crown Prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern, Jaswant Kaur Narwal, said: “PC Andrew Harper was a young police officer whose life was tragically cut short by the senseless acts of three teenagers, leaving his family, friends and colleagues totally devastated. Our thoughts remain with them during this very difficult time.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Thames and Chiltern News

CPS Thames and Chiltern initiatives see a significant rise in rape charges

Successful initiatives in CPS Thames and Chiltern have seen a significant rise in rape cases being charged.

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

How prosecutors in CPS South East are working to close rape charging gap

Prosecutors and police forces in the South East have been working tirelessly to address the gap between reported rapes and cases reaching court.

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

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

General press office number: 020 3357 0906

Out of hours: 07590 617233 - (5pm-9am and weekends/public holidays) for emergency queries only

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

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Press Officers

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

Nick Martin
Email: nicholas.martin@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0673

Beth Currie
Email: Bethany.Currie@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3393

Rosie Arnold
Email: Rosie.Arnold@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0739

Senior Press Officers

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

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

Chief Press Officer

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

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Richard Paull
Email: richard.paull@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 02920 803950

East Midlands
Graham Buchanan
Email: Graham.Buchanan@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0115 852 3343

East of England
Gillian Andrews
Email: gillian.andrews@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 01245 455027

London (North and South)
Christian Taylor/Nazia Dewji
Email: london.communications@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 020 7147 7937/020 3357 1994

Jackie Rand
Email: jackie.rand@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0151 239 6334

North East
Chris Black
Email: chris.black@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0191 260 4216

North West
Anne Collins
Email: Anne.Collins@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 01772 208283 / 01772 208267

South East
Cheryl Pendry
Email: cheryl.pendry@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 01227 655862 / 07876 390054

South West
Gary Cockram
Email: gary.cockram@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0117 930 2968

Thames and Chiltern
Angie Patton
Email: Angie.Patton@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 01189 513625

Alex White
Email: alex.white1@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 02380 673809

West Midlands
Kofo Baptist
Email: kofo.baptist@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0203 357 0625

Yorkshire and Humberside
Elizabeth Ogborn
Email: elizabeth.ogborn@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 0113 290 2839 / 07500 835186


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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.

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