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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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Showing 1 - 10 of 144 results for area "Mersey-Cheshire"

Man jailed for racist and disability hate crime

A man who kicked away the crutches from a disabled teenager on his way to school and later racially abused staff in a mobile phone store has been jailed.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Two men jailed for vast heroin and cocaine drugs conspiracy

Two Merseyside men have been jailed for conspiring to supply vast amounts of heroin and cocaine between January and March this year.

| Press Release , Drug offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

£100k-a-year businessman sentenced for dodging years of child maintenance payments

A company director earning £100,000 a year who hid his six-figure salary to dodge child maintenance has today been sentenced for his deception.  

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Man jailed for ten years for the sexual abuse of a teenage girl

A man who subjected a 15-year-old girl to ongoing sexual abuse and made her film herself engaging in degrading sexual acts has been found to be dangerous by Chester Crown Court and sentenced to 10 years imprisonment as part of an extended sentence.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

Man jailed for murdering his girlfriend

A man has been jailed for murdering his girlfriend and trying to kill two men he said she was having an affair with.

| Press Release , Domestic abuse, Violent crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Woman sentenced for outraging public decency by having sex in Liverpool city centre

A woman has been sentenced for outraging public decency after having sex in full view of people socialising in Liverpool city centre.

| Press Release , Mersey-Cheshire News

Man jailed for seven years for smuggling cigarettes

A man who was smuggling thousands of pounds of cigarettes and tobacco into the UK to avoid tax and make money has been jailed for seven years.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Woman sentenced for harassing a Cheshire councillor on Instagram

A woman who breached a stalking protection order and continued to upload posts to social media criticising a Cheshire councillor has been sentenced.

| Press Release , Cyber / online crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Paedophile jailed for further offences linked to previously-jailed woman

A convicted paedophile has been sentenced for further offences which link him to a woman who has been jailed for life for child abuse.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

Man who sexually assaulted an elderly woman at hospital jailed

A man who sexually assaulted an elderly patient at Liverpool’s Royal Hospital just a couple of months after he’d assaulted another woman has been jailed for three years.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

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