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Purse-snatching prolific offender jailed for COVID-related offences

A prolific offender who snatched a purse from a female pedestrian and then brandished a syringe threatening to infect passers-by with Coronavirus, AIDS and hepatitis, has been jailed for three years and eight months at Sheffield Crown Court today.

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

Castleford: Poundland queue-jumper sentenced to six months for COVID-related offences

A man who tried to jump the queue at Castleford's Poundland was sentenced to six months in prison at Leeds Magistrates’ Court yesterday (16 April) for COVID-related offences.

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

CPS Yorkshire and Humberside: Hate crime sentence uplift examples - January-March 2020

Under hate crime legislation the courts must pass increased sentences where prosecutors show evidence that offences have been motivated by hostility towards a person’s race, religion, disability, transgender identity or sexual orientation. Below are examples of hate crime cases prosecuted by CPS Yorkshire and Humberside between January and March 2020 which resulted in a conviction and an uplifted sentence.

| Press Release , Hate crime , Yorkshire and Humberside News

Hull man sentenced to six months for assaults on emergency workers

Jason Clark, who deliberately coughed in the face of a PCSO and assaulted another, was sentenced to six months’ imprisonment at Hull Magistrates’ Court yesterday (15 April).

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

Huddersfield woman sentenced to eight months for COVID-related offence

Lianne Mottershead, from Huddersfield, was sentenced to a total of eight months’ imprisonment at a hearing at Leeds Magistrates’ Court today (7 April).

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

CPS statement following the death of Victoria Woodhall

Gerry Wareham, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Yorkshire and Humberside said: “Following the death of Victoria Woodhall in Middlecliffe, Barnsley on 29 March, the Crown Prosecution Service has authorised South Yorkshire Police to charge Craig Woodhall, 40, with murder. Victoria’s family have been informed.

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

Bradford torture gang convicted

A Bradford gang has been found guilty of the murder of Mohammed Feazan Ayaz in the early hours of 1 July 2019.

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

Seven convicted of multiple sex offences against young girls in Huddersfield area

Seven defendants have today been convicted of multiple sexual offences relating to the sexual exploitation of two young girls in the Huddersfield area between 1995 and 2007. They will all be sentenced tomorrow.

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

Care worker jailed for raping vulnerable adult while she was in respite care

A CARE worker from Leeds who admitted raping and impregnating a vulnerable woman in his care was given an extended sentence totalling 15 years yesterday (Monday 17 February).

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

Former Ampleforth monk jailed for child sex offences

A former parish priest and Ampleforth monk has been jailed for 20 years and ten months at York Crown Court today (12 February) for the sexual abuse of three boys over 30 years ago.

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

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