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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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Showing 1 - 10 of 24 results for crime type "Domestic abuse" & area "CPS"

Former anaesthetist found guilty of poisoning his partner during exorcism rituals

An experienced doctor has been found guilty of poisoning his partner as part of an exorcism ritual.

| Press Release , Domestic abuse , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Carer sentenced for threatening and taunting a dementia sufferer

A 24-year-old woman has been sentenced for ill-treating an 84-year-old resident at the Wirral care home where she worked.

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

Stalking analysis reveals domestic abuse link

Stalking is increasingly being recognised as a form of domestic abuse within the criminal justice system, with CPS analysis finding the majority of offences are committed by ex-partners.

| Press Release , Domestic abuse , CPS News

Violent man sentenced for brutal murder at family home

A man who killed his wife, attempted to murder a child and assaulted a police officer has been sentenced today at Cambridge Crown Court.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Domestic abuse , CPS, East of England News

CPS Says: the role of the CPS in deciding whether to charge an individual with a criminal offence

We have been asked questions about the role of the CPS in deciding whether to charge an individual with a criminal offence. The following information explains our role and approach. It is not a comment on any individual case.

| CPS says , Domestic abuse , CPS News

Sheffield duo sentenced to 35 years for the murder of two boys and the attempted murder of four others

Sarah Barrass and Brandon Machin from Sheffield have today been sentenced to life with a minimum term of 35 years at Sheffield Crown Court for the murder of Blake and Tristan Barrass, attempting to murder four other children in the family, and conspiring to kill all six children in the family. All the children were under 13.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Domestic abuse , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Father guilty of murdering his eight-week-old baby daughter

A father has been found guilty of murdering his baby daughter at their home in Bedfordshire in June last year.

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

Father who 'made' girlfriend jump out of window guilty of controlling and coercive behaviour

On 1 November, after a two-week trial at Woolwich Crown Court, the jury found Remmel Parker guilty of two counts of controlling and coercive behaviour, as well as two counts of assault occasioning actual bodily harm and breaching his non-molestation order.

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

Swansea man sentenced for murdering ex-lover

A drug addict has been sentenced to life imprisonment after being found guilty of murder at Swansea Crown Court.

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

Rapist father convicted

A man who repeatedly raped his daughters, fathering six children, has been found guilty at Swansea Crown Court.

| Press Release , Sexual offences, Domestic abuse , CPS, Cymru/Wales News

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National media should contact the numbers below with enquiries and requests for interviews or other facilities:

General press office number: 020 3357 0906

Please note that our Press Office is only able to deal with issues or queries from journalists. Anyone else should visit contact.cps.gov.uk.

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Individual contacts

Press Officers

Jamie Carver
Email: Jamie.Carver@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3467

Kate Hinsley
Email: Kate.Hinsley@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0258

Yasser Mehmood
Email: yasser.mehmood@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 7147 7725

Sabriyya Rasul
Email: Sabriyya.Rasul@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3519

Will Spencer
Email: William.Spencer@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3531

Florence Williamson
Email: Florence.Williamson@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0739

Senior Press Officers

Robert Cox
Email: robert.cox@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3398

Alan Jones
Email: alan.jones@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3388

David Lindsell
Email: david.lindsell@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3363

Nick Martin
Email: nicholas.martin@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0673

Chief Press Officers

Hywel Barrett
Email: Hywel.Barrett@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3457

Sophie Court
Email: sophie.court@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0700

Head of News

Rob Smith
Email: rob.smith@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 7147 7547

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)
Christian Taylor/Nazia Dewji
Email: london.communications@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 020 7147 7937/020 3357 1994

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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We will aim to be fair and accurate in all the information we publish. We will aim to correct any inaccuracies as soon as possible.

We are unable to monitor Twitter round the clock. We are not able to engage with all those who seek a response from us due to resources but also due to privacy and the sensitive nature of some of our work. The best way to contact the CPS is through our website.

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