Skip to main content

Accessibility controls

Text size
Main content area

CPS News Centre

Lynette Woodrow being interviewed by Cathy Newman on FGM

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.

Articles and speeches

Read articles and speeches from the CPS on matters of relevance to the Criminal Justice System

Articles and Speeches

CPS Says...

The CPS position on major issues in the news, our response to inaccuracies in media reports and our letters to the media.

CPS Says...
Latest news
Showing 1 - 10 of 27 results for crime type "Sexual offences" & area "London South"

Midwife convicted of downloading indecent images of children

Scott Butler, 39, was found to have more than 400 indecent images of male and female children between the ages of four and 13. 

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

Social worker who sent indecent video of child in work group chat pleads guilty

A former social worker who accidentally sent an indecent video of a child to colleagues in a WhatsApp group chat has pleaded guilty to charges against him. 

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

Teenage boy jailed for attacks on schoolgirls in Thornton Heath

The schoolboy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, stabbed two of his victims and sexually assaulted four others between November 2019 and November 2020 in Thornton Heath.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

Youth custody officer jailed for sexual relationship with 15-year-old boy

Ashley Wright, 26, carried out the inappropriate relationship between December 2018 and June 2019 with the teenager while he was remanded at a Milton Keynes secure training facility where she worked.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

Police officer guilty of spying on woman in shower

Detective Sergeant Benjamin McNish, 30, used his iPhone to take pictures of the woman who was naked in the shower at a flat in Swiss Cottage.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

Paedophile convicted of abusing seven boys over 40 years

Nigel Clayton, 72, sexually abused his victims between the 1970s up until 2017 in Sutton and Croydon.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

Renowned ballet teacher guilty of sexually assaulting teenage dancers

Ex-English National Ballet principal dancer Yat-Sen Chang, 49, was convicted of 12 counts of sexual assault and one count of assault by penetration.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

Man admits kidnap and rape of schoolgirl in Mitcham

Kadian Nelson, 27, followed the 13-year-old schoolgirl before creeping up behind her.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

A selection of recent outcomes of rape and serious sexual offence cases

Cases prosecuted by the London South specialist team resulting in convictions.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

Massage therapist who raped client jailed for five years

Cosmin Tudorache, 33, had been booked for a 90-minute deep tissue massage in south London through Urban Massage when he carried out the attack.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , London South News

Search CPS News


Contacts: National media

National media should contact the numbers below with enquiries and requests for interviews or other facilities:

General press office number: 020 3357 0906

Please note that our Press Office is only able to deal with issues or queries from journalists. Anyone else should visit

General e-mail:

Follow us on Twitter: @cpsuk

Individual contacts

Press Officers

Jamie Carver
Telephone: 020 3300 3467

Kate Hinsley
Telephone: 020 3357 0258

Yasser Mehmood
Telephone: 020 7147 7725

Sabriyya Rasul
Telephone: 020 3300 3519

Will Spencer
Telephone: 020 3300 3531

Florence Williamson
Telephone: 020 3357 0739

Senior Press Officers

Robert Cox
Telephone: 020 3300 3398

Alan Jones
Telephone: 020 3300 3388

David Lindsell
Telephone: 020 3300 3363

Nick Martin
Telephone: 020 3357 0673

Chief Press Officers

Hywel Barrett
Telephone: 020 3300 3457

Sophie Court
Telephone: 020 3357 0700

Head of News

Rob Smith
Telephone: 020 7147 7547

Contacts: Local media

Richard Paull
Telephone: 02920 803950

East Midlands
Graham Buchanan
Telephone: 0115 852 3343

East of England
Gillian Andrews
Telephone: 01245 455027

London (North and South)
Christian Taylor/Nazia Dewji
Telephones: 020 7147 7937/020 3357 1994

Jackie Rand
Telephone: 0151 239 6334

North East
Chris Black
Telephone: 0191 260 4216

North West
Kerry Bell
Telephone: 0161 827 4705

South East
Cheryl Pendry
Telephones: 01227 655862 / 07876 390054

South West
Gary Cockram
Telephone: 0117 930 2968

Thames and Chiltern
Angie Patton
Telephone: 01189 513625

Wendy Wyeth
Telephone: 02380 673873

West Midlands
Kofo Baptist
Telephone: 0203 357 0625

Yorkshire and Humberside
Elizabeth Ogborn
Telephones: 0113 290 2839 / 07500 835186


Our Twitter Policy

If you follow us on Twitter, you can expect tweets covering some or all of the following:

  • Operational updates on decisions to prosecute or take no further action;
  • Reactions and statements on trial outcomes;
  • Policy updates from the Director of Public Prosecutions and other prosecutors;
  • Updates on media appearances by CPS staff
  • Content that explains the role of the CPS and how we work
  • Highlighting of relevant work by our criminal justice partners and other stakeholders

We will aim to be fair and accurate in all the information we publish. We will aim to correct any inaccuracies as soon as possible.

We are unable to monitor Twitter round the clock. We are not able to engage with all those who seek a response from us due to resources but also due to privacy and the sensitive nature of some of our work. The best way to contact the CPS is through our website.

Please do not try to report crime using Twitter. To report crime, please call 101 or visit your local police station. In an emergency, always call 999.

If you follow us on Twitter we will not automatically follow you back. Being followed by us does not imply endorsement of any kind.


Our social media campaign #HateCrimeMatters explains what hate crime is, and what can be done about it.

Continue reading

Follow us on social media

Keep up to date

Further reading

Scroll to top