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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 violence against women and girls and hate crime, to support for victims and witnesses, statistics and speeches.

To ensure greater openness in the reporting of criminal proceedings, the CPS, the police and media representatives developed a joint protocol for working together.

Here you can find our latest news stories and search for others. You can also find additional details about a number of high-profile cases and the work of the CPS.

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Showing 1 - 10 of 54 results for area "East Midlands"

Derby teenager sentenced for one-punch manslaughter

A Derby teenager has been sentenced to youth custody for manslaughter after he punched an older man, causing his death.

| Press Release , Violent crime , East Midlands News

Leicestershire woman jailed for life for baby murder

A prospective adoptive mother from Leicester has been jailed for life for the murder of a one-year-old baby.

| Press Release , Violent crime , East Midlands News

Nottingham delivery driver jailed for spying on women

A fast food delivery driver has been jailed for using his job to get access to the homes of young women to photograph them in intimate situations.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , East Midlands News

Suspected drink driver handed higher sentence for hate crime

A suspected drink driver caught in Leicester in possession of cannabis has been handed an uplifted sentence for homophobic behaviour while in police custody.

| Press Release , Hate crime , East Midlands News

A46 car crash murderers sentenced

A TikTok influencer, her mother and a group of associates have been sentenced at Leicester Crown Court for their involvement in the killing of two men on the A46 in Leicestershire.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, East Midlands News

Life sentence for Derby domestic murder

A substance user from Derby has been jailed for life for the murder of his wife in February 2022 in their family home.

| Press Release , Violent crime , East Midlands News

Derbyshire parents sentenced for baby death

A stepfather from southern Derbyshire has been convicted of murder and a mother convicted of causing or allowing a child to suffer serious harm following the death of a baby.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, East Midlands News

Controlling ex jailed for multiple rapes

A controlling bodybuilder from Derby has been jailed for 24 years for the abuse and rape of a series of ex-partners.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , East Midlands News

Ex-PCSO jailed for threatening letter and computer misuse

A former police employee has been jailed for computer misuse and malicious communication offences, when he tried to frighten someone he knew into unwanted sexual activity.

| Press Release , East Midlands News

Life imprisonment for Nottingham rape

An unemployed man from Bestwood in Nottingham has been jailed for life for raping a schoolgirl close to her home in January 2023.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , East Midlands News

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Please note that our Press Office is not able to deal with issues or queries from members of the public - these contact details are for accredited journalists ONLY. Do not call this number unless you a member of the press. For all general enquiries, please call the General Enquiries line: 020 3357 0899 or 020 3357 0000 (09:00-17:00, Monday-Friday) or visit

If you are a national or international journalist with a media enquiry, you can contact the CPS Press Office on 020 3357 0906 or email (9am-5pm weekdays only).

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Contacts: Local media

Richard Paull
Telephone: 02920 803950

East Midlands
Graham Buchanan
Telephone: 0115 852 3343

East of England
Gillian Andrews
Telephone: 01245 455027

London (North and South)
Diana Wong and Molly Barker
Telephone: 020 3357 0858

Jackie Rand
Telephone: 0151 239 6334

North East
Chris Black
Telephone: 0191 260 4216

North West
Kerry Bell
Telephone: 0161 827 4705

South East
Cheryl Pendry
Telephones: 01227 655862 / 07876 390054

South West
Gary Cockram
Telephone: 0117 930 2968

Thames and Chiltern
Angie Patton
Telephone: 01189 513625

Wendy Wyeth
Telephone: 02380 673873

West Midlands
Kofo Baptist
Telephone: 0203 357 0625

Yorkshire and Humberside
Elizabeth Ogborn
Telephones: 0113 290 2839 / 07500 835186

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