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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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Drug dealer jailed after 333kg of amphetamine found at his home

A drug dealer has been jailed today (16 March) after amphetamine with a street value of more than £8 million was found hidden at his home.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Teenager convicted for tube terror attack

A teenager from west London whose homemade bomb exploded in a packed rush-hour tube carriage has been convicted of attempted murder.

| Press Release , Terrorism, Violent crime , CPS News

Man jailed for 1980s rapes

A man has been sentenced to 23 years’ imprisonment after being found guilty of rapes against two women committed over three decades ago.


Man jailed for life for Aldi murder

A 44-year-old man has today been jailed for life after pleading guilty to the murder of Jodie Willsher at the Aldi supermarket in Skipton, North Yorkshire, where she worked.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Woman who invented dead husband in Grenfell Tower fraud found guilty

A woman who pretended to be the widow of a Grenfell Tower victim so she could claim money and accommodation has been convicted of fraud.


Poppi Worthington

On 15 January 2018 the Senior Coroner for Cumbria, David Roberts, delivered a detailed narrative verdict at the end of the inquest into the tragic death of Poppi Worthington.

| Press Release , CPS, North West News

Hillsborough charging decisions

Families of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster have this week been informed of CPS charging decisions relating to two outstanding suspects.

| Press Release , CPS News

Acclaimed documentary The Prosecutors repeated on BBC Four

Bafta-nominated documentary The Prosecutors, which follows the work of the Crown Prosecution Service, is to be repeated on the BBC.

| Press Release , CPS News

Teenager jailed for spate of corrosive liquid attacks in one night

A teenager who sprayed a corrosive liquid into the faces of six motorcyclists during a two-hour robbery spree has been jailed for 10-and-a-half years.


Builder jailed after fraudulently claiming £65,000 in benefits for a bad back

A builder who continued working despite claiming more than £65,000 in benefits for his bad back has been sentenced to 12 months in prison today (9 March) at Swansea Crown Court.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS, Cymru/Wales News

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Telephone: 02920 803950

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

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Telephone: 01245 455933

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Telephones: 020 7147 7937 / 020 3357 0087 / 020 3357 1994

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Telephone: 0151 239 6334

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Telephones: 01772 208283 / 01772 208267

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Email: cheryl.pendry@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 01227 655862 / 07876 390054

South West
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Telephone: 0117 930 2921

Thames and Chiltern
Louise Rosher
Email: louise.rosher@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0118 951 3640

Marie Meunier
Email: Marie.Meunier@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 02380 673809

West Midlands
Vinny Bolina
Email: Vinny.Bolina@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 0121 262 1531 / 0121 262 1644

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


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