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Showing 1 - 10 of 17 results for crime type "Cyber / online crime" & area "CPS"

Merseyside man jailed for setting fire to phone mast

A man has been jailed for three years for setting fire to a 4G phone mast in the mistaken belief that it was providing 5G.

| Press Release , Cyber / online crime , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

Former Cheshire councillor found guilty of harassing former MP

A former Cheshire councillor has been found guilty of harassing the then MP for Warrington North, Helen Jones.

| Press Release , Cyber / online crime , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

Durham man sentenced for hoax calls to US police

An 18-year-old man who caused havoc in the US, by sending threatening email messages to various police departments when he was just 16 years old, has been sentenced today at Durham Crown Court.

| Press Release , Cyber / online crime , CPS, North East News

Cleethorpes blackmailer sentenced to 40 months

Paul Snelson (23) has today (8 November) been sentenced to three years and four months at Grimsby Crown Court, after pleading guilty to 18 counts of blackmail.

| Press Release , Cyber / online crime , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

CPS statement following the sentencing of Sherry Bray and Christopher Ashford

CPS statement following the sentencing of Sherry Bray, 48, and Christopher Ashford, 62, for accessing footage of footballer Emiliano Sala’s body in the mortuary:

| Press Release , Cyber / online crime , CPS, Wessex News

Merseyside man jailed for sending offensive email to Shadow Minister for Women and Equalities

A man who sent an offensive email to Labour’s Shadow Minister of State for Women and Equalities has been jailed

| Press Release , Cyber / online crime, Hate crime , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

Teenager jailed for causing police websites to crash

A teenager has been sentenced to 16 months in a Young Offenders’ Institute for causing the public websites of Greater Manchester Police, Cheshire Police and Cheshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner to crash.

| Press Release , Cyber / online crime , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

CCTV company director and her employee plead guilty to accessing footage of Emiliano Sala’s body in the mortuary

A CCTV company director and her employee have today (Friday 9 August) pleaded guilty to illegally accessing footage showing footballer Emiliano Sala’s body in the mortuary.

| Press Release , Cyber / online crime , CPS, Wessex News

Mo Salah: Man pleads guilty to posting racist tweets

A 32-year-old Liverpool man has pleaded guilty to posting racist tweets about the Liverpool FC player Mohammed Salah.

| Press Release , Cyber / online crime, Hate crime , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

TalkTalk hacker sentenced over bullying and blackmail campaign

A blackmailing hacker behind the TalkTalk cyber-attack – which cost the company £77million after the personal details of 157,000 customers were stolen – has today (10 June) been sentenced.

| Press Release , International and organised crime, Cyber / online crime, Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

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