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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 40 results for area "East Midlands"

Parents sentenced for Finley Boden's murder

A Derbyshire couple have been handed life sentences for the murder of their 10-month-old baby. Stephen Boden and Shannon Marsden were convicted of the murder of Finley Boden in April 2023 at Derby Crown Court. Read about the trial and the guilty verdicts here.

| Press Release , Violent crime , East Midlands News

Life in prison for Derbyshire father

A father from Heanor in Derbyshire has been sentenced to life behind bars for murdering his 11-year-old son in June 2022.

| Press Release , Violent crime , East Midlands News

Northampton husband guilty of domestic murder

A man from Northampton discovered drunk and bleeding at Euston station has been convicted of the murder of his wife at their home following a breakdown in their relationship.

| Press Release , East Midlands News

Prolific stalker pleads guilty to all charges

A serial stalker from Nottinghamshire has pleaded guilty to all charges against him.

Scott Walters ruthlessly harassed his victims for over two years, bombarding social media with posts about them, whilst sending a barrage of malicious messages and emails.

| Press Release , Cyber / online crime , East Midlands News

Finley Boden: Derbyshire couple guilty of 10-month-old's death

A couple from Chesterfield have been convicted of the murder of their ten-month-old son in 2020.

Finley Boden died on Christmas Day 2020 as a result of a succession of injuries inflicted at home and ignored by his parents, Stephen Boden and Shannon Marsden.

| Press Release , Violent crime , East Midlands News

MP abuser given uplifted hate crime sentence

A Leicester man has been given an uplifted sentence for racially abusing an MP and police officers trying to address his behaviour.

| Press Release , Hate crime , East Midlands News

Life sentence for Lincolnshire knife attacks

A violent drug user from Spalding in Lincolnshire has been sentenced to life in prison for the murder and attempted murder of two acquaintances in December 2021.

| Press Release , Violent crime , East Midlands News

15 Years for Nottinghamshire child manslaughter

A woman from Jacksdale in north Nottinghamshire has been jailed for 15 years for the manslaughter of a child in her care.

| Press Release , Violent crime , East Midlands News

Eight football banning orders for Nottingham matchday violence

Eight Leicester City fans have been banned from attending football matches for four and six years years for their part in a violent incident in Nottingham when their side met Nottingham Forest in last season’s FA Cup fourth-round match.

| Press Release , Violent crime , East Midlands News

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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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