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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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Violent man sentenced for brutal murder at family home

A man who killed his wife, attempted to murder a child and assaulted a police officer has been sentenced today at Cambridge Crown Court.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Domestic abuse , CPS, East of England News

CPS statement in relation to the death of Rikki Neave

CPS statement in relation to the death of Rikki Neave

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, East of England News

Woman who assaulted cabin crew and threatened to “kill” fellow passengers on plane sentenced

A disruptive passenger who caused an aircraft full of holidaymakers to be diverted after she tried to force open the plane doors mid-flight has today been sentenced to two years' imprisonment.

| Press Release , CPS, East of England News

Four people jailed for the death of Courtney Valentine-Brown

Today four people have been jailed for the death of Courtney Valentine-Brown following a dispute over a debt.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, East of England News

Essex couple jailed for child abuse

A couple from Essex who sexually abused four children and recorded footage of their horrific crimes have today been sentenced at Chelmsford Crown Court.

Mark Gable received a total sentence of 11 years and 6 months and Jessica Fry received a total sentence of 10 years.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, East of England News

Drug gang sentenced to 66 years for attempted murder

Donald Adu, Calvin Armstrong and Ermias Yohannes have today been sentenced to a total of 66 years between them at Ipswich Crown Court for the attempted murder of a man from Colchester.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, East of England News

Prolific crime group sentenced to total of 55 years' imprisonment

Eight members of an organised crime group who terrorised local communities with their prolific offending have today been sentenced to 55 years between them.

| Press Release , CPS, East of England News

Paedophile sentenced to 29 years for systematic sexual abuse and rape of a child

A paedophile has been sentenced for 29 years for raping and sexually abusing a child for over seven years.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, East of England News

Group convicted over Stansted Airport break-in

Fifteen people who broke into Stansted Airport and chained themselves around a plane have been convicted of an aviation security offence today.

The defendants used an access road to get to the airside perimeter fence at the airport, making a hole with bolt cutters on 28 March 2017.

| Press Release , CPS, East of England News

Man jailed for taking eggs from the nests of wild birds

A man who took thousands of eggs from the nests of wild birds to create a personal collection at his home has been jailed today (27 November).

| Press Release , CPS, East of England News

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Richard Paull
Email: richard.paull@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 02920 803950

East Midlands
Graham Buchanan
Email: Graham.Buchanan@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0115 852 3343

East of England
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Telephones: 01772 208283 / 01772 208267

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Cheryl Pendry
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Telephones: 01227 655862 / 07876 390054

South West
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Email: gary.cockram@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0117 930 2968

Thames and Chiltern
Angie Patton
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Telephone: 01189 513625

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West Midlands
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Telephone: 0203 357 0625

Yorkshire and Humberside
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Telephones: 0113 290 2839 / 07500 835186


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