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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 violence against women and girls and hate crime, to support for victims and witnesses, statistics and speeches.

To ensure greater openness in the reporting of criminal proceedings, the CPS, the police and media representatives developed a joint protocol for working together.

Here you can find our latest news stories and search for others. You can also find additional details about a number of high-profile cases and the work of the CPS.

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Showing 1 - 10 of 29 results for area "South East"

Conviction over small boat deaths in the Channel

A small boat pilot has been convicted of the manslaughter of four men who were attempting to reach the UK.

| Press Release , South East News

Father sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering his two-year-old daughter

A father convicted of murdering his two-year-old daughter, who died after sustaining catastrophic brain injuries, has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

| Press Release , Violent crime , South East News

Man who killed homeless man in Kent car park jailed

A man has been given a life sentence today for murdering a homeless man in a Canterbury car park, who had trained as a barrister and was attacked with a wooden gavel type hammer and laptop.

| Press Release , Violent crime , South East News

Couple jailed for murder of 18-month-old boy

A mother and her boyfriend have both been given life sentences today for the murder of her 18-month-old son, who died after multiple injuries were deliberately inflicted on him.

| Press Release , Violent crime , South East News

Woman convicted of murdering her ex-partner’s fiancée

The actions of a murder victim have helped to convict her killer by managing to scratch her attacker's face before she died in a ferocious attack at her home.

| Press Release , Violent crime , South East News

Couple guilty of murdering 18-month-old boy

A mother and her boyfriend have been convicted of murdering of her 18-month-old son, who died after multiple injuries were deliberately inflicted on him.

| Press Release , Violent crime , South East News

Conviction over Kent car park killing

A man has been convicted of murdering a homeless man in a Canterbury car park, who had trained as a barrister and was attacked with a wooden gavel type hammer and laptop.

| Press Release , Violent crime , South East News

YouTuber sentenced for antisemitic abuse during online livestream

A YouTuber who directed antisemitic abuse towards a Jewish woman during an online livestream has been sentenced for a hate crime.

| Press Release , Hate crime , South East News

Sara Sharif death – CPS authorises murder charge against father

The CPS has authorised Surrey Police to charge Urfan Sharif with the murder of his 10-year-old daughter Sara.

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

Man convicted of raping complete stranger in Hastings

A man has been convicted of the rape of a complete stranger he met in Hastings town centre on a night out. 

| Press Release , Sexual offences , South East News

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Contacts: Local media

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

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

East of England
Gillian Andrews
Email: gillian.andrews@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 01245 455027

London (North and South)
Diana Wong and Molly Barker
Email: london.communications@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0858

Mersey-Cheshire
Jackie Rand
Email: jackie.rand@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0151 239 6334

North East
Chris Black
Email: chris.black@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0191 260 4216

North West
Kerry Bell
Email: kerry.bell@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0161 827 4705

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

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

Wessex
Wendy Wyeth
Email: wessex.communications@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 02380 673873

West Midlands
Kofo Baptist
Email: kofo.baptist@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0203 357 0625

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

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