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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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Showing 1 - 10 of 123 results for area "Mersey-Cheshire"

Merseyside brothers jailed for drug dealing via an Encrochat phone

Two Merseyside brothers who were using the same encrypted phone to buy and sell cocaine on a commercial scale have been jailed.

| Press Release , Drug offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

Teenager found guilty of murdering a man with a 'Rambo'-style knife in Cheshire

A teenager has been found guilty of murdering a man with a 'Rambo'-style knife in Cheshire.

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

UPDATED WITH SENTENCE: Merseyside man convicted of selling cannabis on an industrial scale

A Merseyside man has been convicted of selling cannabis on an industrial scale.

| Press Release , Drug offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

Former deputy headteacher and her partner jailed for the rape and abuse of a child

A woman who had been a Deputy Headteacher and the safeguarding lead at a primary school has been jailed with her partner for the rape and sexual abuse of a child.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

Man convicted of raping and sexually assaulting a girl when he was 15

A man has been convicted of raping and sexually assaulting a girl when he was 15.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

Fugitive who claimed to be an undercover TV researcher found guilty of brutal killing in 2003

A man who claimed to be an undercover TV researcher to explain why he was at the scene of a brutal torture and killing in Cheshire 18 years ago has been found guilty of the murder.

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

Man who raped two women is jailed

A 21-year-old man has been given a 12-year sentence, with a five-year licence, for raping two women in Liverpool, both strangers to him.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

Woman found guilty of trying to kill two of her friends

A 22-year-old Liverpool woman has been found guilty of trying to kill two of her friends after she stole from them.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Mother of four sentenced for £100k benefit fraud

A mother of four who fraudulently claimed almost £100,000 in benefits has been sentenced.

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

Man convicted of stalking soap actress

A 43-year-old man has been convicted of stalking former Hollyoaks actress Stephanie Davis.

Alex Boston, of Moreton, pleaded guilty to one charge before Liverpool and Knowsley Magistrates Court today.

| Press Release , Mersey-Cheshire News

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