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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.

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Showing 1 - 10 of 10 results for crime type "Driving offences" & area "CPS"

PC sentenced for causing death by careless driving

An incident response police officer has been sentenced after he hit and killed a pedestrian while speeding after another vehicle.

| Press Release , Driving offences , CPS News

Car enthusiasts sentenced for dangerous driving

Two men who filmed themselves driving at high speeds along north Wales roads have been sentenced for dangerous driving at Caernarfon Crown Court.

| Press Release , Driving offences , CPS, Cymru/Wales News

Police officer charged with causing death by careless driving

Rosemary Ainslie, Head of the CPS Special Crime Division said: “The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC) to charge Metropolitan Police Officer Daniel Francis, 33, with causing death by careless driving. The charge relates to the death of Andrew Brown after he was hit by a police car on Whitton Road, Hounslow, in November 2019.

| Press Release , Driving offences , CPS News

Police officer charged with causing deaths of aunt and nephew

The CPS has authorised charging PC Edward Welch, an officer from the Metropolitan Police, with two counts of causing death by dangerous driving, causing serious injury by dangerous driving, and dangerous driving on 31 August 2016 in Penge, South London.

| Press Release , Driving offences , CPS News

HGV Driver jailed for causing two deaths in M1 collision

An HGV driver has been jailed today (19 October 2020) for causing two deaths through careless driving.

| Press Release , Driving offences , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

CPS prosecutes man for drink-driving from his car

The Crown Prosecution Service has prosecuted a drunk driver who dialled into his sentencing hearing from his car.

| Press Release , Driving offences , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

CPS statement following the meeting with the family of Harry Dunn

Greg McGill, CPS Director of Legal Services, said: “Today we have met with the family of Harry Dunn to update them on the various steps the CPS has taken over the last 10 months to secure justice in this tragic case.

| Press Release , Driving offences , CPS News

Hit and run biker sentenced for causing nine year old gymnast life-changing injury

A hit and run motorcyclist who ploughed into a nine year old gymnast, resulting in his lower leg being partially amputated, has been sentenced to three years’ imprisonment at Hull Crown Court today. He has also been handed a driving disqualification of five and a half years.

| Press Release , Driving offences , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

UPDATE: Nurse convicted of killing motorist by dangerous driving sentenced

A nurse who caused a head-on collision, killing another motorist, has been sentenced for causing death by dangerous driving at Cardiff Crown Court.

| Press Release , Driving offences , CPS, Cymru/Wales News

CPS announces charge following the death of Harry Dunn

Chief Crown Prosecutor Janine Smith, said: “Following the death of Harry Dunn in Northamptonshire, the Crown Prosecution Service has today authorised Northamptonshire Police to charge Anne Sacoolas with causing death by dangerous driving.

| Press Release , Driving offences , CPS, East Midlands News

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Telephone: 020 3357 0258

Yasser Mehmood
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Telephone: 020 7147 7725

Sabriyya Rasul
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Telephone: 020 3300 3519

Will Spencer
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Telephone: 020 3300 3531

Rosie Wigan
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Telephone: 020 3357 0559

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Telephone: 020 3357 0739

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

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

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

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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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