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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 - 5 of 5 results for crime type "Domestic abuse" & area "London South"

Dizzee Rascal appeal - sentence upheld

Grime artist Dizzee Rascal's appeal against his domestic violence conviction has been rejected following a hearing at Inner London Crown Court.  

The musician, 38, whose real name is Dylan Mills, was found guilty at a trial in April last year of assaulting his ex-fiancée in June 2021.

| Press Release , Domestic abuse , London South News

Man convicted of cruelty to a person has sentence increased

A man convicted of cruelty to a person, after assaulting a young family member, has had his sentence increased to three years in prison at Woolwich Crown Court.

| Press Release , Domestic abuse , London South News

Husband jailed over attempted murder of wife

Zef Gjoni, 28, attacked his wife at their home in Thornton Heath with two knives after realising she had taken her phone with her to the bathroom and contacted a family member.

| Press Release , Domestic abuse , London South News

Scorned ex who stabbed former girlfriend jailed

Phillip Gordon, 62, waited outside his victim’s home in Orpington until she came home, before putting a knife to her throat and telling her: “If I can’t have you no one can.”

| Press Release , Domestic abuse , London South News

Summary of successful domestic abuse cases

Lionel Idan, the London South Chief Crown Prosecutor, introduces a summary of recent domestic abuse cases.

| Press Release , Domestic abuse , London South News

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