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

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Being a victim of crime can be deeply traumatic, and for those who find themselves in the criminal justice system the process can feel overwhelming, unfamiliar, and incredibly challenging.

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Former BBC presenter convicted of stalking for online abuse

A former BBC radio presenter who now presents on You Tube  has been found guilty of stalking four victims.

| Press Release , East Midlands News

Jail and Football Banning Order for play-off player assault

A Nottingham Forest fan has been jailed and given a ten-year football banning order for headbutting an opposition player during a post-match pitch invasion.

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

UPDATED WITH SENTENCE: Martial arts couple convicted of child sexual offences

A martial arts instructor and his actress wife have been convicted of a number of non-recent child sexual offences.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, East Midlands News

Leicester Musician jailed for child sex offences

A former Leicester musician, convicted of raping five vulnerable teenagers, as well as a string of other sexual offences against underage girls, has been jailed.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , East Midlands News

Four guilty of Lincoln park murder

Four men from Lincoln have been convicted of murder for the stabbing of Sam Davies in a park in the city in May 2021.

| Press Release , Violent crime , East Midlands News

Life sentence for Lincolnshire double murder

A Lincolnshire man has been sentenced to life in prison after he was convicted of murdering his estranged partner and her son in a violent attack at their home in Louth.

| Press Release , Violent crime , East Midlands News

Nottinghamshire Gamekeeper sentenced for buzzard killings

A part-time gamekeeper has been fined and given a suspended sentence for trapping and killing birds of prey on the farm where he worked.

| Press Release , East Midlands News

Abusive ex given life sentence for Nottingham murder

A supermarket security guard has been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering his ex-partner at her home in Nottingham.

| Press Release , Violent crime , East Midlands News

Violent drug user given life sentence for caravan murder

A former amphetamine user from north Derbyshire has been jailed for life for the murder of a man in a caravan at a Shirebrook allotment in January 2020.

| Press Release , Violent crime , East Midlands News

Damien Bendall: CPS authorises additional charge

A CPS spokesperson said: “The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised a further charge for Damien Bendall, 31, after reviewing a file of evidence from Derbyshire Police. He has now been charged with rape of a girl under 13.

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

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If you follow us on Twitter, you can expect tweets covering some or all of the following:

  • Operational updates on decisions to prosecute or take no further action;
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  • Highlighting of relevant work by our criminal justice partners and other stakeholders

We will aim to be fair and accurate in all the information we publish. We will aim to correct any inaccuracies as soon as possible.

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