Skip to main content

Accessibility controls

Main content area

CPS News Centre

Criminal cases prosecuted by the CPS are in the news every day, along with a range of issues relating to our work – from violence against women and girls and hate crime, to support for victims and witnesses, statistics and speeches.

To ensure greater openness in the reporting of criminal proceedings, the CPS, the police and media representatives developed a joint protocol for working together.

Here you can find our latest news stories and search for others. You can also find additional details about a number of high-profile cases and the work of the CPS.

Sign up for a regular newsletter from your local CPS Area

Sign up here
Latest news
Showing 1 - 10 of 49 results for crime type "Sexual offences" & area "Mersey-Cheshire"

Man who raped and assaulted women while they slept jailed

A Merseyside man has been sentenced for a series of rapes and sexual assaults committed against two women over a period of 15 years.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

Persistent sex offender jailed and deemed "dangerous"

A persistent sex offender whose assaults on four women in St Helens left them shocked and traumatised, has been jailed and deemed as “dangerous”.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

Dangerous predatory paedophile jailed

A Merseyside man who consistently sexually abused a girl from when she was 9 until she was 15 has been given a 16-year custodial sentence in total.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

Man who sexually abused four-year-old child jailed

A man who sexually abused a four-year-old child has been sentenced to 14 years’ imprisonment.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

Prolific sex offender jailed for 88 child abuse offences

A 27-year-old prolific sex offender has been given a 38-year sentence for contacting children in Britain and America on the internet and persuading them to perform sexual acts which he then recorded.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

CPS statement on the sentencing of Abu Musa and Abdulrahman Hassan

Brian Forshaw, from CPS Mersey-Cheshire, said: “This was an appalling pre-mediated attack on a young woman by Musa and Hassan.

“They knew the victim did not consent, nor could she consent, as they plied her with alcohol and forced her to suffer an evening of sustained sexual abuse.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

Woman who posed as a man to have a relationship with a woman is convicted of a sexual assault

A woman who posed as a man to become romantically involved with another woman has been found guilty of a sexual assault.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

Cheshire vicar and his mistress jailed for child sexual abuse

A Cheshire vicar and a woman he was having an affair with have both been jailed for four years for child sexual abuse.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

Careworker sentenced for relationship with teenage boy

A care worker who started a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old boy at a children’s residential home where she worked has been sentenced.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

Iraqi man jailed for raping a Ukrainian refugee

An Iraqi man who raped a Ukrainian refugee has been jailed for nine years.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Mersey-Cheshire News

Search CPS News


In-depth - a deeper look at high-profile cases and the work of the CPS

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...
Contacts: National media

Please note that our Press Office is not able to deal with issues or queries from members of the public - these contact details are for accredited journalists ONLY. Do not call this number unless you a member of the press. For all general enquiries, please call the General Enquiries line: 020 3357 0899 or 020 3357 0000 (09:00-17:00, Monday-Friday) or visit

If you are a national or international journalist with a media enquiry, you can contact the CPS Press Office on 020 3357 0906 or email (9am-5pm weekdays only).

For out-of-hours media enquiries please call 020 3357 0906 to reach the duty press officer.

Follow us on Twitter: @cpsuk, Instagram: @crownprosecutors and LinkedIn.

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)
Diana Wong and Molly Barker
Telephone: 020 3357 0858

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 social media policy

If you follow us on social media, you can expect posts 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 social media 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 social media. To report crime, please call 101 or visit your local police station. In an emergency, always call 999.

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

Follow us on social media

Keep up to date

Further reading

Scroll to top