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Showing 1 - 10 of 122 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "CPS"

Man who attacked female PC with sledgehammer jailed for seven years

Cayle Lynch, 25, hit out at the female Metropolitan police officer who was attending a domestic violence call-out after neighbours reported a woman screaming and a man with a knife in Sunningfields Road in Hendon on 10 August last year.

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

Newcastle man sentenced for live streaming bomb hoax

A Newcastle man who live-streamed a bomb hoax has been sentenced at Newcastle Crown Court today.

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

Joe Atkinson sentenced to life for murder of Poppy Devey-Waterhouse

The murderer of 24-year-old maths graduate Poppy Devey-Waterhouse has been sentenced to life imprisonment today.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Raiders disguised as police convicted over attempted robbery on home

A gang of intruders who held up a family home masquerading as policemen have today (12 April) been convicted of conspiracy to rob.

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

Jealous man guilty of stabbing ex-partner's boyfriend 17 times

Ashley Luff, 32, from Fareham, was today found guilty at Portsmouth Crown Court of the attempted murder of Nathan Birch who was attacked after leaving work on 19 August 2018, in Fareham.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Wessex News

East London brothers jailed over racist attack

Two brothers have been jailed for repeatedly stabbing a man in a racist attack in east London.

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

Two teenagers guilty of killing man who was stabbed at 18th birthday party

Two teenagers have been found guilty of killing a man at an 18th birthday party in Cheshire.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

Abusive husband jailed for stabbing wife 33 times

A man who stabbed his wife 33 times has today (4 April) been sentenced to life imprisonment at Stafford Crown Court for her murder.

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

Dangerous driver who mowed down youths convicted

A man who drove at a group of people after a football match has been convicted of dangerous driving and eleven counts of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm at Newport Crown Court.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Cymru/Wales News

Man sentenced for controlling and coercive behaviour against mother

A man who forced his elderly mother to fund his drug habit has been sentenced for controlling and coercive behaviour.

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

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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

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

West Midlands
Riddhi Mardania
Email: Riddhi.Mardania@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0121 262 1583

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

   

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