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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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Transforming our service to victims at the CPS

Being a victim of crime can be deeply traumatic, and for those who find themselves in the criminal justice system the process can feel overwhelming, unfamiliar, and incredibly challenging.

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Showing 1 - 10 of 15 results for crime type "Fraud and economic crime" & area "Mersey-Cheshire"

Take-away boss jailed for fraudulent tax returns and benefit claims

A take-away owner has been jailed for cheating the Exchequer out of £171,000 by submitting fraudulent tax returns and false tax credit applications.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Man jailed for fake tax returns and false tax credit claims

A take-away owner has been jailed for cheating the Exchequer out of £171,000 by submitting fraudulent tax returns and false tax credit applications.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Two brothers sentenced for trying to defraud the Child Maintenance Group

A man has been jailed after he sent his brother to do a DNA test in his place so he could avoid paying maintenance for two of his children.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Mother of four sentenced for £100k benefit fraud

A mother of four who fraudulently claimed almost £100,000 in benefits has been sentenced.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Failed asylum seeker jailed for using fake documents to work as a carer

A failed asylum seeker who used fake documents to find work as a carer has been jailed.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Man sentenced for claiming disability benefits while working as an Elvis impersonator

A man who claimed disability benefits while working as an Elvis impersonator has been sentenced.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Pizza takeaway boss jailed for sending in false tax returns

A man has been jailed for submitting false tax returns on his takeaway pizza business in Liverpool.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Takeaway owner jailed for fraudulent tax returns

A takeaway owner has been jailed for two years for submitting fraudulent tax returns and cheating the Exchequer out of £83, 443.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

DWP worker jailed for fraudulent Universal Credit claims

A man who worked for the Department of Work and Pensions has been jailed for stealing £12,000 in Universal Credit payments.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Woman who faked cancer to fund dream wedding jailed

A woman who claimed to have terminal cancer and let her friends raise thousands of pounds for her to have a dream wedding has been jailed.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

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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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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

Michael Steward
Email: Michael.Steward@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0724

Senior Press Officers

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

Nazia Dewji
Email: Nazia.Dewji@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 1994

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

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

Rosie Wigan
Email: Rosie.Wigan@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0559

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

Lisa Ettridge
Email: lisa.ettridge@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 1459

Head of News

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

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

  • Operational updates on decisions to prosecute or take no further action;
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  • Updates on media appearances by CPS staff
  • Content that explains the role of the CPS and how we work
  • Highlighting of relevant work by our criminal justice partners and other stakeholders

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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