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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.

Here you can find our latest news stories and search for others.

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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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Conviction for the murder of Kent Police PCSO Julia James

A man has been found guilty of murdering Kent Police PCSO Julia James, as she walked her dog in the woods near her home.

| Press Release , Violent crime , South East News

Football ban for supporter guilty of homophobic abuse at Premier League game

A supposed football fan has been banned from watching live games for shouting homophobic abuse at a Premier League match.

| Press Release , Hate crime , South East News

Man convicted of murdering his partner

A man has been convicted of murdering his partner, whose body was found in woods near Guildford.

| Press Release , Violent crime , South East News

Ex-boyfriend sentenced for acid attack while disguised as a woman

A former medical student who threw acid in the face of his ex-girlfriend while disguised a woman has today been jailed.

| Press Release , Violent crime , South East News

Man who posted racist video after Euro Finals pleads guilty

A man has pleaded guilty today  (Wednesday 6 October) to sending an obscene message via a social network after posting a racist video about England black football players after the Euro 2020 final in July.

| Press Release , Hate crime , CPS, South East News

CPS statement on a charge following Euro 2020 final

Mark Tavender, CPS Senior Crown Prosecutor, said: “The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised Kent Police to charge Bradford Pretty, 49, with sending an obscene message via a social media network.

| Press Release , Cyber / online crime , CPS, South East News

Mother sentenced for the manslaughter of her 20-month-old baby

A mother who abandoned her baby for six days while celebrating her 18th birthday has been jailed for manslaughter

| Press Release , CPS, South East News

Brighton cat killer jailed

A former security guard has been jailed for a series of cat killings in night-time attacks around Brighton today (30th July).

| Press Release , CPS, South East News

Ex-girlfriend of Russell Bishop convicted of perverting course of justice

The ex-partner of Russell Bishop has been convicted of lying to protect him at his original 1987 trial, where he was acquitted of murdering two nine-year-old girls.

| Press Release , CPS, South East News

Parents convicted over baby’s death

The father of an eight-week-old girl who died at her home in Crowborough, Sussex, has been convicted of her murder and the baby’s mother has been found guilty of allowing her death.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, South East News

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If you follow us on Twitter, you can expect tweets covering some or all of the following:

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