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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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Showing 1 - 10 of 78 results for area "London South"

Teenage boy jailed for attacks on schoolgirls in Thornton Heath

The schoolboy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, stabbed two of his victims and sexually assaulted four others between November 2019 and November 2020 in Thornton Heath.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

Brothers convicted of Croydon drive-by shotgun attack on law student

Two brothers who shot an innocent law student in the face as he was returning home from a night out have been convicted for their parts in the attack.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London South News

Six convicted in 'county lines' conspiracy involving trafficking of 15-year-old schoolboy

Six men have been convicted for their parts in a 'county lines' modern slavery operation that saw a north London schoolboy trafficked for use as a drugs runner.

| Press Release , Drug offences , London South News

Youth custody officer jailed for sexual relationship with 15-year-old boy

Ashley Wright, 26, carried out the inappropriate relationship between December 2018 and June 2019 with the teenager while he was remanded at a Milton Keynes secure training facility where she worked.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

Met PC guilty of lying in police statement over colleague’s car crash

PC Donna Coker, 34, was convicted of one count of perverting the course of justice after providing a false statement.

| Press Release , London South News

Man sentenced for sending menacing and threatening messages to politicians

Man sentenced for threatening messages sent to politicians.

| Press Release , Cyber / online crime , London South News

Man who harassed Vauxhall MP sentenced

Brian Haven, 59, sent out the offensive emails to Vauxhall MP Florence Eshalomi.

| Press Release , London South News

CPS London South staff recognised in Queen’s birthday honours

CPS London South legal manager and case progression officer working in recognised by the Queen in her birthday honours.

| Press Release , London South News

Police officer guilty of spying on woman in shower

Detective Sergeant Benjamin McNish, 30, used his iPhone to take pictures of the woman who was naked in the shower at a flat in Swiss Cottage.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

Paedophile convicted of abusing seven boys over 40 years

Nigel Clayton, 72, sexually abused his victims between the 1970s up until 2017 in Sutton and Croydon.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

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Jamie Carver
Email: Jamie.Carver@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3467

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

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

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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

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

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

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

Head of News

Rob Smith
Email: rob.smith@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 7147 7547

Contacts: Local media

Cymru/Wales
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

Mersey-Cheshire
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
Kerry Bell
Email: kerry.bell@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0161 827 4705

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

Wessex
Wendy Wyeth
Email: wessex.communications@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 02380 673873

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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