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Fraudster sentenced to four years five months for defrauding cancer charity

Patricia Robertshaw (d.o.b. 19/8/76) has today (14 March), at York Crown Court, been sentenced to four years and five months in prison for defrauding Yorkshire Cancer Research. She was charged with four counts of fraud and one of forgery.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Man jailed for possession of more than two million indecent images and hoard of firearms

A pensioner found with two million indecent images of children and a stash of illegal firearms hidden in an underground bunker has today (11 March) been sentenced to almost 13 years in prison.

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

Rotherham man sentenced to five years for causing death by dangerous driving

Jack Davenport, 23, has today (7 March) been sentenced to five years in prison for causing the death of Philip Harper by dangerous driving, causing serious injuries to Patricia Harper by dangerous driving and causing death by driving while uninsured.

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

CPS seizes assets from Huddersfield grooming gang member

A member of a Huddersfield grooming gang who was also selling cannabis and money laundering has had more than £38,000 worth of assets confiscated by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

| Press Release , Proceeds of crime , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Bradford sex gang jailed today over multiple child sexual exploitation offences

Nine men who were found guilty of a range of sexual offences against two young and vulnerable victims have been sentenced to a total of more than 132 years today.

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

Four men sentenced to over 48 years for causing death by dangerous driving in stolen lorry

Karn Hill, David Mellor, Alan Mawhinney and Wayne Carroll have today been sentenced to a total of 48.5 years in prison for causing death by dangerous driving.

| Press Release , Driving offences , Yorkshire and Humberside News

Grimsby man sentenced to four years for one-punch manslaughter

Mark Bennison (37) has been sentenced today at Sheffield Crown Court to four years in prison for the manslaughter of Christopher Shipway, who died in hospital on 1 September 2018.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Yorkshire and Humberside News

Sheffield: Trio jailed for over 27 years following car crash that killed four

Elliott Bower has been sentenced to 11-and-a-half years in jail at Doncaster Crown Court today (28 January.) His brother Declan Bower was sentenced to seven years ten months and Mason Cartledge was also sentenced to seven years ten months.

| Press Release , Driving offences , Yorkshire and Humberside News

Child sex abuser Elliott Appleyard jailed for 20 years

Elliott Appleyard (71) has been sentenced at Leeds Crown Court today (25 January) to 20 years in prison for a string of child sex offences.


Man who mowed down woman with car sentenced

Kirk Starzyk was yesterday (17 January) sentenced at Grimsby Crown Court to 12 years in prison. A jury found him guilty of wounding with intent which left the victim with life-changing injuries she described as being ‘like a shark attack.’

| Press Release , Violent crime , Yorkshire and Humberside News

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West Midlands
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Telephone: 0121 262 1583

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Telephones: 0113 290 2839 / 07500 835186


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