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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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From reporting to appeals - how a criminal case works, end-to-end.

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How does the CPS make the decision to prosecute - or not?

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We don't just work with the police - here's a look at our many partners within the criminal justice system.

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 26 results for crime type "International and organised crime" & area "CPS"

Six men jailed after £44 million worth of MDMA found hidden in arm of excavator

Six men behind one of the biggest MDMA smuggling operations ever dealt with by the CPS have today been jailed to a combined total of 140 years.

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

Prosecutors’ international work helps convict child abusers around globe

A 59-year-old man who paid money to sexually exploit young children in South East Asia has today been sentenced to XX years in jail.

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

Organised Crime Gang jailed for over 100 years in total

Six members of an organised crime group targeting high-value goods have been jailed for a combined total of over 100 years for a series of violent robberies, a burglary of a Nottinghamshire art gallery in 2018 and the disposal of the stolen items.

| Press Release , International and organised crime, Violent crime , CPS News

Max Hill QC's opening speech to the Heads of Prosecuting Agencies Conference

Good morning, and welcome – to London and to this Heads of Prosecuting Agencies Conference. What a pleasure it is to be together in-person again after three years, and we are delighted to be hosting you all here.

| Speech , Fraud and economic crime, International and organised crime , CPS News

Duo jailed for 10 counts of modern slavery

A couple who subjected victims to a life of misery and poverty by forcing them to work and spending their earnings, have been jailed for modern slavery offences.

| Press Release , International and organised crime , CPS News

Pioneering ‘gangs’ unit set up to tackle those who ‘live by crime’

Prosecutors working with police to tackle serious gang-related violence have opened a pioneering, dedicated unit to crack down on criminals blighting the lives of local communities.

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

Targeted consultation to help finalise new immigration prosecution guidance

The Crown Prosecution Service is updating its legal guidance on immigration offences ahead of the commencement of the Nationality and Borders Act.

| Press Release , International and organised crime , CPS News

CPS responds to changing nature of serious economic and organised crime with a new team

The Crown Prosecution Service is today launching a united team to tackle the changing nature of serious and organised crime.

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

First extradition from the United Kingdom to Mexico as a result of international collaboration

A suspected fraudster could be the first person extradited to Mexico from the UK after a court ruling thanks to the collaborative work between the two countries’ legal teams.

| Press Release , International and organised crime , CPS News

Retired TV producer found guilty of possessing indecent images of children

A retired BBC producer has been found guilty of possessing 832 indecent images of children, hundreds of which showed sexual acts involving children.

| Press Release , International and organised crime , CPS News

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