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Showing 1 - 10 of 21 results for crime type "Domestic abuse" & area "CPS"

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

Annual Violence against Women and Girls report published

Latest figures on prosecutions involving Violence against Women and Girls crimes (VAWG) have been released today by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

| Press Release , Domestic abuse, Violent crime, Sexual offences , CPS News

Man jailed for murdering his wife

A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 14 years for murdering his wife.

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

Family of neglected teenage boy guilty of manslaughter

The mother and grandmother of a teenage boy who died after suffering neglect have been convicted of his manslaughter.

Jordan Burling’s mother Dawn Cranston, 45, and his grandmother Denise Cranston, 70, were found to both have played a part in the ill-treatment which led to his death.

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Parents convicted of forced marriage

A couple from Leeds have today (29 May 2018) been convicted of tricking their daughter into travelling to Bangladesh in order to force her into marriage.  

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

Mother found guilty of forcing her daughter into marriage

A woman has today (22 May) been convicted of taking her teenage daughter to Pakistan and forcing her to marry a man 16 years her senior.

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

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