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Showing 1 - 10 of 26 results for crime type "Domestic abuse" & area "CPS"

Controlling boyfriend jailed for murdering his girlfriend after funeral row

A controlling boyfriend who stabbed his girlfriend at least 21 times - of which 15 were capable of being fatal - after a row about her going to her grandmother’s funeral has been jailed for life.

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

Woman sentenced for injuring her own baby

A woman has been sentenced to fifteen months’ imprisonment at Cardiff Crown Court for inflicting grievous bodily harm on her six-month-old son.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Domestic abuse , CPS, Cymru/Wales News

UPDATE: Woman convicted of the gross negligence manslaughter of her mother

A woman who left her 91-year-old mother lying in filth for days has been found guilty of gross negligence manslaughter.

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

Abusive husband jailed for stabbing wife 33 times

A man who stabbed his wife 33 times has today (4 April) been sentenced to life imprisonment at Stafford Crown Court for her murder.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Domestic abuse , CPS, West Midlands News

Man sentenced for controlling and coercive behaviour against mother

A man who forced his elderly mother to fund his drug habit has been sentenced for controlling and coercive behaviour.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Domestic abuse , CPS, London North News

Abusive wife convicted of murdering husband

An abusive wife who subjected her husband to long-term physical abuse has been convicted of his murder today (20 March 2019).

| Press Release , Domestic abuse , CPS, Thames and Chiltern News

Man sentenced to life in prison for murdering his partner

A man who killed his girlfriend in a violent attack in their home in Theale last year has been convicted of her murder and given a life sentence.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Domestic abuse , CPS, Thames and Chiltern News

Man jailed for controlling and coercive behaviour and beating pregnant girlfriend

A man who repeatedly beat his pregnant partner has been jailed for three years for displaying controlling and coercive behaviour.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Domestic abuse , CPS, London North News

Letter to the Mail on Sunday on conditional cautions in domestic abuse cases from Max Hill QC, DPP

Very strict conditions underpin the use of conditional cautions in domestic abuse cases but the CPS is clear – this is not about letting offenders off the hook (Theresa May's local police force lets off wife beaters with a caution despite PM's pledge to get tough on domestic violence, Sunday 20 January).

| CPS says , Domestic abuse , CPS News

Domestic abuse prosecutions supported by new framework

Measures which have already helped to drive up prosecutions in domestic abuse cases are set to be rolled out across England and Wales.

| Press Release , Domestic abuse , CPS News

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Marie-Dominique Meunier
Email: marie.meunier@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 02380 673809

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