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Showing 1 - 10 of 36 results for crime type "International and organised crime" & area "CPS"

People smugglers ordered to pay over £280,000 from criminal profits in the Essex lorry deaths case

A convicted people smuggler, responsible for the manslaughter of 39 people who died in the back of a lorry in Essex, has today (24 September 2023) been ordered to pay a total of £65,157.65 to victims’ families through a Confiscation Order made by the court today.

| Press Release , Proceeds of crime, International and organised crime , CPS News

Rotherham man jailed for child sex abuse offences

A man who groomed schoolgirls and abused them on multiple occasions at his home in Rotherham has today been convicted and jailed.

| Press Release , Sexual offences, International and organised crime , CPS News

Gang who plotted to kill a man but murdered his innocent girlfriend jailed

On Wednesday 22 November at Liverpool Crown Court, four men were sentenced to a total of 173 years in prison for the murder of Ashley Dale at her home in Old Swan in August 2022, conspiracy to murder Ashley’s boyfriend Lee Harrison and conspiracy to possess a prohibited weapon, namely a Skorpion

| Press Release , International and organised crime, Violent crime , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

Former children’s holiday camp manager jailed for online child sex abuse offences

A former children’s holiday camp manager who posed as a teenage girl in order to groom children online has been jailed. 

Cameron Osman, 45, was sentenced to 13 years imprisonment plus a five-year extended licence at St Albans Crown Court today (1 November 2023). 

| Press Release , International and organised crime, Sexual offences , CPS News

Organised crime group who conspired to import £11m of cocaine hidden in shipment of bananas jailed

Four men have been jailed a combined total of 62 years for conspiring to import 139kg of cocaine into the country hidden in a shipment of bananas.

| Press Release , International and organised crime, Drug offences , CPS News

Man pleads guilty to raping 13-year-old girl in Rotherham

A man has pleaded guilty to raping a 13-year-old girl in Rotherham in the early 2000s.

| Press Release , Sexual offences, International and organised crime , CPS News

Leader of criminal gang jailed for 33 years for large-scale drug and gun running

A man at the head of a Birmingham-based crime group involved in supplying class A drugs and sourcing firearms has today been jailed for 33 years.

| Press Release , International and organised crime , CPS News

Man who blackmailed children into sending him indecent images jailed

A man who pretended to be a teenage girl on social media to blackmail young boys into sending him nude images has been sentenced to 21 years in prison.

| Press Release , International and organised crime, Sexual offences , CPS News

Man pleads guilty to blackmailing children into sending him indecent images over social media

A man who blackmailed children into sending him indecent images of themselves over social media has been convicted. 

| Press Release , Sexual offences, International and organised crime , CPS News

Serious sexual offender who used false identities to blackmail women and children online has been convicted

A man who blackmailed women and children into engaging in degrading sexual acts for him has been convicted.

| Press Release , International and organised crime, Sexual offences , CPS News

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