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Showing 1 - 10 of 96 results for area "Mersey-Cheshire"

Man who bludgeoned his wife to death convicted of murder

A man who bludgeoned his wife to death in the stables they owned in Cheshire has been found guilty of her murder.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

Woman jailed for fraudulently claiming five different benefits

A woman who was fraudulently claiming five different benefits and cheated the state out of £260,000 has been jailed for two years.

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

Teenager sentenced following drugs death of 14-year-old girl

A teenager has been sentenced to four years in a young offenders detention centre for supplying the drugs that led to the death of a 14-year-old girl.

| Press Release , Drug offences , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

Man pleads guilty after breaching order and trying to meet up with a child for sexual activity

A man who was the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order has admitted breaching the conditions and trying to meet up with a 14-year-old girl to engage in sexual activity.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

Mother sentenced for making false disability claims for her son who was in the Philippines

A woman who claimed her son was living in the loft when he had moved to the Philippines has been sentenced for dishonestly claiming thousands of pounds of benefits for him.

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

Milkman sentenced for money laundering

A milkman who got into financial difficulties has been sentenced for money laundering.

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

UPDATED: Man who left his wife to die in pain and filth sentenced to eight years for gross negligence manslaughter

A 67-year-old man has been found guilty of the gross negligence manslaughter of his wife after leaving her to lie in filth and pain, possibly for months.

| Press Release , Domestic abuse , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

Former LFC player Stephen Harkness sentenced for driving while disqualified

Former Liverpool FC player Stephen Harkness has been sentenced at Liverpool Magistrates' Court for driving while disqualified and without insurance.

| Press Release , Driving offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

Man jailed for killing an innocent bystander

A man has been jailed for six years for the manslaughter of an innocent bystander who was on his way back from watching Liverpool win the Champions League.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Career conman jailed for cheating vulnerable women.

A career conman has been jailed for four years for defrauding three women out of money and potentially derailing their attempts to keep custody of their children.

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

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

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

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Chris Black
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Telephone: 0191 260 4216

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Telephones: 01772 208283 / 01772 208267

South East
Cheryl Pendry
Email: cheryl.pendry@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 01227 655862 / 07876 390054

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

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Angie Patton
Email: Angie.Patton@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 01189 513625

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Telephone: 02380 673809

West Midlands
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Email: Riddhi.Mardania@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0121 262 1583

Yorkshire and Humberside
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Email: elizabeth.ogborn@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 0113 290 2839 / 07500 835186


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