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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

Care home duo sentenced for wilful neglect of Bradford City fire survivor

Kaniz Rashid and Margaret Shires have been sentenced to seven months in prison today (31 January) at Leeds Crown Court for the wilful neglect of David Hustler (76). Mr Hustler was a survivor of the Bradford City fire disaster in May 1985.

| Press Release , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Fake taxi driver given 12 years for attack on student

Muhanad Adem was sentenced to 12 years in prison at Leeds Crown Court for raping a University of Leeds student. A jury took less than three hours to reach a unanimous guilty verdict on 20 December 2019.

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

CPS Yorkshire and Humberside: Hate crime sentence uplift examples, October-December 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 Yorkshire and Humberside CPS between October 2019 and December 2019 which resulted in a conviction and an uplifted sentence.

| Press Release , Hate crime , Yorkshire and Humberside News

Man sentenced to life imprisonment for murder of 23-month-old toddler

A man who smothered his partner’s crying toddler daughter to death in a fit of temper was convicted of murder yesterday. Today he has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 20 years.

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

Letter writer who threatened MP jailed for 12 months

A man who sent a threatening letter to Anna Soubry has been jailed.

Alden Bryce Barlow was sentenced to 12 months custody at Sheffield Crown Court today after admitting sending a letter conveying a threatening message to Anna Soubry, in her role as an MP.

| Press Release , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Sheffield duo sentenced to 35 years for the murder of two boys and the attempted murder of four others

Sarah Barrass and Brandon Machin from Sheffield have today been sentenced to life with a minimum term of 35 years at Sheffield Crown Court for the murder of Blake and Tristan Barrass, attempting to murder four other children in the family, and conspiring to kill all six children in the family. All the children were under 13.

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

Cleethorpes blackmailer sentenced to 40 months

Paul Snelson (23) has today (8 November) been sentenced to three years and four months at Grimsby Crown Court, after pleading guilty to 18 counts of blackmail.

| Press Release , Cyber / online crime , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

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Email: marie.meunier@cps.gov.uk
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