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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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From reporting to appeals - how a criminal case works, end-to-end.

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Being a victim of crime can be deeply traumatic, and for those who find themselves in the criminal justice system the process can feel overwhelming, unfamiliar, and incredibly challenging.

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London South - Review of the Year

Throughout 2022, CPS London South prosecutors have successfully concluded more than 22,000 prosecutions, helping to deliver justice for our community. There are many successful stories to tell – about the bravery of the victims and witnesses, and the commitment and perseverance of prosecutors and their supporting teams – but here is a snapshot of those which have hit the headlines…

| Press Release , London South News

Former GP jailed for life for sexually assaulting patients

A doctor who persuaded women and teenage girls to undertake invasive medical examinations under the guise of genuine need has been jailed for life.

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Rapper and gang member jailed for seven years

A criminal gang member from South London has been sentenced to seven years after being convicted of possessing a loaded revolver while in an Uber.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London South News

Man convicted of cruelty to a person has sentence increased

A man convicted of cruelty to a person, after assaulting a young family member, has had his sentence increased to three years in prison at Woolwich Crown Court.

| Press Release , Domestic abuse , London South News

Tackling femicide the theme of CPS London South event

The CPS London South team have been supporting 16 Days of Activism, a global campaign which aims to end gender-based violence against women and girls. The annual campaign began this year on 25 November and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. 

| Press Release , Violent crime , London South News

Man jailed for spitting at judge and probation officer

A 34-year-old man who spat at a judge and a probation officer during a court hearing has been jailed. 

| Press Release , Violent crime , London South News

Killer sentenced to life – 42 years after crime

A 61-year-old man has today, 4 November 2022, been given a life sentence for killing man in 1980.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London North, London South News

Two jailed for 'despicable' attack on teenage boy

Two men are now serving minimum sentences of 13 and 14 years in prison following a brutal attack on a teenager.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London South News

Man pleads guilty to sexual assault

A 20-year-old man has pleaded guilty to sexual assault and breaching a Sexual Harm Prevention Order

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

CPS London South hosts National Police Independent Hate Crime Advisory Group

As part of hate crime awareness week, a national group scrutinising how police can improve the way they tackle hate crime met.

| News Item , London South News

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