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Showing 1 - 10 of 10 results for crime type "Cyber / online crime" & area "CPS"

Academic who tormented victims online jailed for 32 years

A scientist and former university lecturer who used the internet to seek out and blackmail dozens of people into providing him with sexually explicit images has been jailed for 32 years. He was also made the subject of a Sexual Harm Prevention Order and will be registered on the sex offender register.

| Press Release , International and organised crime, Cyber / online crime , CPS, West Midlands News

UPDATE: Woman jailed for encouraging suicide

Natasha Gordon, 44, has today been sentenced to four years in prison at Leciester Crown Court for encouraging the suicide of Matthew Birkinshaw.

 

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Hacker admits international cyber attacks

A hacker who was responsible for thousands of cyber-attacks on firms around the world including Skype and Google has been jailed for two years.

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Hacker sentenced for cyber-attacks on high-profile companies

A teenage hacker who helped others to target high profile companies such as Virgin, O2, NatWest Bank and Netflix has been sentenced after facilitating cyber-attacks that crashed their websites.

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CPS report shows more offenders are being successfully prosecuted for sexual crimes than ever before

More defendants than ever before are being prosecuted and convicted for sexual offences across England and Wales, new figures reveal today.

| News Item , Sexual offences, Cyber / online crime, Domestic abuse , CPS News

Internet predator who targeted young girls online jailed

A man from Harrow has been sentenced to 10 years in prison today (1 September) after using social media to target young girls and get them to engage in sexual activity online.

| News Item , Sexual offences, Cyber / online crime , CPS News

Viscount convicted after death threat against Brexit campaigner

A Viscount who offered a reward on Facebook for the 'accidental' death of Gina Miller has been convicted of sending menacing messages.

| News Item , Hate crime, Cyber / online crime , CPS News

Daesh cyber-terrorist Sumata Ullah jailed

Sumata Ullah has today been jailed for eight years after pleading guilty to purporting to be a member of Daesh (so called "Islamic State") as well as to a series of terrorism offences relating to his cyber activity.

| News Item , Terrorism, Cyber / online crime , CPS News

Former teacher convicted of sexually abusing boys in the UK and Thailand

A former teacher has today (Wed 1 Feb) admitted carrying out a catalogue of sexual abuse against young boys in Thailand and the UK.

| News Item , Sexual offences, Cyber / online crime, International and organised crime , CPS News

Man sentenced after admitting hacking offences

A disgruntled employee who compromised computer systems owned by his former company when he was sacked has been sentenced after he admitted hacking offences.

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Yasser Mehmood
Email: yasser.mehmood@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 7147 7725

Pip Rawson
Email: pip.rawson@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0478

Natalie Robinson
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Telephone: 020 3357 0448

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Telephone: 020 3357 1296

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Email: andrew.mcgill@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0044

Rob Singh
Email: rob.singh@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 7147 7801

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

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Cymru/Wales
Richard Paull
Email: richard.paull@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 02920 803950

East Midlands
Graham Buchanan
Email: Graham.Buchanan@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0115 852 3343

East of England
Gillian Andrews
Email: gillian.andrews@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 01245 455027

London (North and South)
Christian Taylor / David Lindsell / Nazia Dewji
Email: london.communications@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 020 7147 7937 / 020 3357 0087 / 020 3357 1994

Mersey Cheshire
Jackie Rand
Email: jackie.rand@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0151 239 6334

North East
Chris Black
Email: chris.black@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0191 260 4216

North West
Anne Collins
Email: Anne.Collins@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 01772 208283 / 01772 208267

South East
Cheryl Pendry
Email: cheryl.pendry@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 01227 655862 / 07876 390054

South West
Email: southwest.communications@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0117 930 2921

Thames and Chiltern
Louise Rosher
Email: louise.rosher@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0118 951 3640

Wessex
Sarah Cartwright
Email: sarah.cartwright@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 02380 673806

West Midlands
Vinny Bolina
Email: Vinny.Bolina@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 0121 262 1531 / 0121 262 1644

Yorkshire and Humberside
Elizabeth Ogborn
Email: elizabeth.ogborn@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 0113 290 2839 / 07500 835186

   

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