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Electrician sentenced to life for raping pensioner

Jobbing electrician Daniel Plain was sentenced to life with a minimum tariff of ten years at Leeds Crown Court on 11 October for raping and sexually assaulting a 67 year old lady in her own home.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Yorkshire and Humberside News

CPS Yorkshire and Humberside: Hate crime sentence uplift examples, July-September 2019

Cases finalised between July 2019 and September 2019

| Press Release , Hate crime , Yorkshire and Humberside News

'Crazy' taxi driver sentenced to three and a half years for causing death by dangerous driving

Bradford taxi driver Yasir Qadoos has been sentenced to three and a half years' imprisonment at Bradford Crown Court today (11 October) for causing the death of Mohammed Zaman. He was also disqualified from driving for five years, extended for 21 months, and required to take an extended test.

| Press Release , Driving offences , Yorkshire and Humberside News

Former soldier sentenced for brutal attacks on two women

Former soldier Stefan Carr has been sentenced to a total of eight years and three months, plus three years on licence, at Leeds Crown Court today (23 September) for brutally attacking both his partner and his ex-partner in quick succession.

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

Six men convicted of Rotherham grooming gang offences

UPDATED: Five men were sentenced on 30 August 2018. Read the notes to editors for the full breakdown of their sentences.

Six men have been convicted of grooming young girls in Rotherham in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Machete-wielding drug user sentenced to 12 years for unprovoked attack

A machete-wielding drug user was sentenced to 12 years today at Sheffield Crown Court for wounding with intent and having an offensive weapon.

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

Rapist sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment for attack on vulnerable woman

Matthew Jowitt, aged 18 has today (22 August) at Sheffield Crown Court been sentenced to eight years' imprisonment and four years on extended license, for raping and sexually assaulting a woman with learning difficulties as she walked to work. The woman was dragged into woodland when the attack took place on 14 May.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Sexual predator who targeted young women in Hull jailed

A sexual predator who admitted to preying on young women in Hull was given an eight-and-a-half year prison sentence at Sheffield Crown Court today.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Fugitive sentenced for murdering three generations of family in arson attack

An arsonist who petrol-bombed a home killing three generations of one family has been found guilty of the murder of eight people. He has today been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 23 years.


CPS Yorkshire and Humberside: Hate crime sentence uplift examples, April-June 2019

Under hate crime legislation the courts must pass increased sentences where prosecutors evidence that offences have been motivated by hostility towards a person’s race, religion, disability, transgender identity or sexuality. Below are examples of hate crime cases prosecuted by CPS Yorkshire and Humberside between April 2019 and June 2019 which resulted in a conviction and an uplifted sentence.

| Press Release , Hate crime , Yorkshire and Humberside News

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

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Email: Graham.Buchanan@cps.gov.uk
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West Midlands
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Telephones: 0113 290 2839 / 07500 835186


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