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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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Oldham man jailed for manslaughter

Jamie Kennedy, 24 from Oldham, has been jailed today at Manchester Crown Court following the death of 60-year-old Robert Payne.

| Press Release , Violent crime , North West News

Real Madrid fan given Football Banning Order

Nathaniel Morgan, 30 from Wiltshire, has been issued with a three year Football Banning Order (FBO) for entering a restricted area following the Champions League Semi-Final match at the Etihad Stadium.

| Press Release , North West News

Greater Manchester man found guilty of killing his terminally ill wife

A man who took the life of his terminally ill wife has been found guilty of killing her.

| Press Release , Violent crime , North West News

Man jailed for life for raping teenage girl

Chris Morriss 49, formerly of Denecliff, Liverpool, who repeatedly raped a teenage girl has been jailed for life.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , North West News

Spanish football fan sentenced for making racist gestures at Old Trafford

A Spanish man has been sentenced for racially aggravated public order at a football match.

Daniel Del Saz Garcia, 31, travelled from his home in Spain to attend Old Trafford on 15 March 2022 for the Champions League Manchester United vs Atletico Madrid game.

| Press Release , North West News

Blackpool man jailed for murdering a 76-year-old man

A 44-year-old man has been sentenced for murdering a 76-year-old father of four in December last year.

| Press Release , Violent crime , North West News

Lee Tipping convicted of murdering his parents

A man has been found guilty of murdering his parents in a brutal attack last November.

| Press Release , Violent crime , North West News

Football Banning Order for lifelong Manchester City Fan

A man has received a three year football banning order after throwing a lit smoke flare onto the playing area at the Etihad stadium.

| Press Release , North West News

Former police officer sentenced for attempted rape and assault

A former Greater Manchester police officer has been sentenced for attempting to rape a woman in Lancashire in April this year.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , North West News

Sentenced for damaging the Glade of Light Memorial

A 24-year-old man has been sentenced today at Manchester Crown Court for damaging the Glade of Light memorial in Manchester.

| Press Release , North West News

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