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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.

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Showing 1 - 10 of 219 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "CPS"

Holiday Inn worker murdered for his Gucci bag in Croydon

Samuel Odupitan, 24, followed Tyler Roye off a tram in Woodside, Croydon, before robbing him and fatally stabbing him six times.

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

Man sentenced to life imprisonment for killing friend

A man who fatally stabbed his friend and left his body in the flat for weeks has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

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

Nottingham knifepoint robber sentenced for rape of sex worker

A Nottingham man has been sentenced for a series of violent robberies that culminated in him raping one of the victims.

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

North Yorkshire man sentenced to life for murdering his former girlfriend

A Catterick man has today been sentenced to life and ordered to serve a minimum of 25 years for kidnapping and murdering his ex-girlfriend.

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

UPDATED WITH SENTENCES: Two convicted of the murder of Jaydon James

Frank Ymele Kenfack, 18, and Abdirazac Hussein Abdi, 21, have been convicted of and jailed for the murder of 16-year-old Jaydon James, who was fatally stabbed on 24 November 2018 while out with friends in the Wood End area of Coventry. A third defendant, Bonani Ngozi, was acquitted of all charges.

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

Dangerous men convicted for killing and dismembering woman

Two men have been convicted today (9 November 2020) for their involvement in the murder and dismemberment of a Dudley woman in 2019.

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

Man jailed for life for cold-blooded hammer killing in Plymouth

A man has been jailed for life for the murder of Adrian Cieslik in Plymouth.

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

Burglar guilty of murdering 88-year-old in his home

A burglar has been found guilty of murdering an 88-year-old man in his home at the height of lockdown.

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

York man jailed for life for 2007 murder

David Roustoby (45) has today been sentenced to life at Leeds Crown Court and ordered to serve a minimum of 19 years for the murder of David Clarke thirteen years ago.

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

Husband convicted of murdering friend

A father-of-three who murdered a man over his relationship with his wife has been sentenced to life imprisonment at Swansea Crown Court. He must serve a minimum of thirty years.

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

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