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Showing 1 - 10 of 23 results for crime type "Domestic abuse" & area "North East"

CPS North East - Domestic Abuse Prosecutions - July 2022

Below are some examples of Domestic Abuse cases successfully prosecuted by CPS North East in July 2022. 

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CPS North East - Domestic Abuse Prosecutions - June 2022

Below are some examples of Domestic Abuse cases successfully prosecuted by CPS North East in June 2022. 

| Press Release , Domestic abuse , North East News

CPS North East - Domestic Abuse and Stalking prosecutions - May 2022

Below are some examples of Domestic Abuse cases successfully prosecuted by CPS North East in May 2022. 

The defendant was convicted of breaching a restraining order by attending his ex-partner’s address and knocking on the windows. He was sentenced to 16 weeks’ imprisonment. 

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CPS North East - Stalking and Harassment Prosecutions - April 2022

To mark Stalking Awareness Week below are some examples of stalking cases successfully prosecuted by CPS North East April 2022. 

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CPS North East - Domestic Abuse Prosecutions - March 2022

Below are some examples of Domestic Abuse cases successfully prosecuted by CPS North East between Feb 2022 - March 2022. 

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CPS North East - Domestic Abuse Prosecutions - February 2022

Below are some examples of Domestic Abuse cases successfully prosecuted by CPS North East between Jan 2022 - Feb 2022.

| Press Release , Domestic abuse , North East News

CPS North East - Domestic Abuse prosecutions - January 2022

Below are some examples of domestic abuse cases successfully prosecuted by CPS North East between Dec 2021 - Jan 2022. 

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Domestic abuse convictions - November & December 2021

Below are some examples of Domestic Abuse cases successfully prosecuted by CPS North East in November - December 2021.

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CPS North East -Domestic Abuse Prosecutions - August 2021

Below are some examples of Domestic Abuse cases successfully prosecuted by CPS North East in August 2021. 

| Press Release , Domestic abuse , North East News

CPS North East - Domestic Abuse Prosecutions - July 2021

Below are some examples of domestic abuse cases successfully prosecuted by CPS North East in July 2021.

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If you follow us on Twitter, you can expect tweets covering some or all of the following:

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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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