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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 violence against women and girls and hate crime, to support for victims and witnesses, statistics and speeches.

To ensure greater openness in the reporting of criminal proceedings, the CPS, the police and media representatives developed a joint protocol for working together.

Here you can find our latest news stories and search for others. You can also find additional details about a number of high-profile cases and the work of the CPS.

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Three men jailed for abusing residents at a Sutton Care Home

Three men who abused residents at Grove House care home in Sutton have been jailed today.

Alex Nazareth, 30, Georgios Skordoulis, 28, and Ahmed Hassanen, 54, were found guilty of ill-treatment after a four-week trial at Croydon Crown Court in October last year.

| Press Release , Hate crime , London South News

Man sentenced after stabbing three police officers in Central London

An attacker who stabbed three police officers in Westminster after attempting to steal a mobile phone has been jailed.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London South News

Ex-Metropolitan police officers sentenced after sending racist messages

Six former Metropolitan Police officers have been sentenced after sending grossly offensive messages in a Whatsapp group chat.

| Press Release , London South News

Robert Stewart MP guilty of racist abuse

An MP has been found guilty of racially abusing a member of the public today (3 November 2023) at Westminster Magistrates’ Court after a one-day trial.

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

Joint statement on Hate Crime from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC)

As the respective National Hate Crime Leads for the Crown Prosecution Service and the National Police Chiefs’ Council, we continue to stand united in the commitment of both our organisations to the investigation and prosecution of hate crime, and in the support of victims of such crimes.

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

Just Stop Oil protestors sentenced for invading Lords Cricket Ground

Three Just Stop Oil protestors have been sentenced after invading the Lords Cricket Ground and throwing orange powder across the field of play.

| Press Release , London South News

HMCPSI Chief Inspector Visits CPS London South

CCP Lionel Idan hosted a visit by HMCPSi Chief Inspector, Andrew Cayley CMG KC, to CPS London South at our offices in Petty France where he met with the Senior Leadership Team and held focus group discussions with staff across the grades.

| Press Release , London South News

Man convicted of raping multiple young women

A man who raped six young women over a three-year period has today been convicted.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

Man jailed for historic sexual offences

A man was jailed for sexually abusing two young girls in the 1970s.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

Two men sentenced for violent robbery spree in Central London

Two men were today sentenced to 17 years apiece for a series of violent offences including robbery and serious knife attacks on members of the public.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London South News

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Please note that our Press Office is not able to deal with issues or queries from members of the public - these contact details are for accredited journalists ONLY. Do not call this number unless you a member of the press. For all general enquiries, please call the General Enquiries line: 020 3357 0899 or 020 3357 0000 (09:00-17:00, Monday-Friday) or visit

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Richard Paull
Telephone: 02920 803950

East Midlands
Graham Buchanan
Telephone: 0115 852 3343

East of England
Gillian Andrews
Telephone: 01245 455027

London (North and South)
Diana Wong and Molly Barker
Telephone: 020 3357 0858

Jackie Rand
Telephone: 0151 239 6334

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Chris Black
Telephone: 0191 260 4216

North West
Kerry Bell
Telephone: 0161 827 4705

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Cheryl Pendry
Telephones: 01227 655862 / 07876 390054

South West
Gary Cockram
Telephone: 0117 930 2968

Thames and Chiltern
Angie Patton
Telephone: 01189 513625

Wendy Wyeth
Telephone: 02380 673873

West Midlands
Kofo Baptist
Telephone: 0203 357 0625

Yorkshire and Humberside
Elizabeth Ogborn
Telephones: 0113 290 2839 / 07500 835186

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