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Showing 1 - 10 of 103 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "CPS"

Man jailed for attempting to murder his GP with a crossbow

A man who tried to kill his GP with a crossbow has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for attempted murder today (15 February 2019).

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Thames and Chiltern News

Derby street robber guilty of manslaughter of 100-year-old woman

A Derby man has been convicted of robbery and manslaughter for an attack on a 100-year-old woman. Artur Waszkiewicz attacked Zofija Kaczan as she walked to her local church on the morning of Monday 28 May 2018.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, East Midlands News

Gang convicted of violent attack which saw corrosive substance squirted at bystanders

Nine men have been convicted of carrying out a violent attack which saw a corrosive substance squirted at bystanders trying to stop a street assault.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, London North News

Gangsters found guilty of murder following rival feud

A 38-year-old man has today (16 January) been convicted of the murders of Paul Massey and John Kinsella who were shot dead in separate incidents almost three years apart in a gangland feud.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, North West News

Man who drove into nightclub guilty of attempted murder

A man who deliberately drove his car into customers at a nightclub, injuring eight people, has been convicted of attempted murder.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, South East News

Fighting for justice: Go behind the scenes at the CPS

How the CPS and the police brought a killer to justice in a landmark case is the subject of a compelling documentary broadcast yesterday and now available on the BBC iPlayer.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS News

Three men guilty of murdering five people following shop explosion

Three men who caused an explosion in a shop which killed five people have today (28 December) been convicted of murder.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, East Midlands News

Man guilty of murdering ex-partner and her mother

A man has today (17 December) pleaded guilty to killing his former partner and her mother.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, West Midlands News

Men convicted of violent attack on police officers

Two men have admitted violently assaulting police officers in an attack which saw a female officer kicked toward the path of traffic.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, London South News

Teenager guilty of rape and murder of 14-year-old girl

A 16-year-old boy has today (14 December) been found guilty of the rape and murder of a teenage girl.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, West Midlands News

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Telephone: 020 7147 7547

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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/ Nazia Dewji
Email: london.communications@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 020 7147 7937 / 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
Gary Cockram
Email: gary.cockram@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0117 930 2968

Thames and Chiltern
Angie Patton
Email: Angie.Patton@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 01189 513625

Marie-Dominique Meunier
Email: marie.meunier@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 02380 673809

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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