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Showing 1 - 10 of 206 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "CPS"

Jealous boyfriend guilty of murdering lodger in east London

A jealous boyfriend has been convicted of murdering his lodger after accusing him of kissing his girlfriend.

Carlos Velez, 20, stabbed 26-year-old David Martinez with a kitchen knife multiple times inside the flat they shared in North Birkbeck Road, Leytonstone on 6 March last year.

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

Pizza delivery driver guilty of manslaughter

A pizza delivery driver who deliberately drove into two friends has been convicted of manslaughter and assault occasioning actual bodily harm.

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

Women jailed after policeman was struck with toilet roll holder at illegal lockdown party

Two women who attacked police attending reports of an illegal house party during the early period of the coronavirus lockdown have been sentenced.

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

313 prosecutions for assaults on emergency workers completed in first month of lockdown

More than 300 prosecutions for assaults on emergency workers were completed in the first month of lockdown, CPS data reveals.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS News

CPS uses new technology as offender jailed for three months for attempting to deliberately infect police officers with COVID-19

The Crown Prosecution Service continues to bring criminal charges against people who attempt to deliberately infect emergency workers.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Wessex News

Offenders jailed for coughing and spitting at North West emergency workers

CPS prosecutors in the North West continue to bring criminal charges against people who deliberately cough or spit at emergency workers and other essential workers while claiming to have coronavirus.

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

Two years' imprisonment for coronavirus police assault

A Leicester woman has been sentenced to a total of two years in prison for assaulting police officers arresting her, including biting and coughing at them, claiming she was infected with the coronavirus.

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

Purse-snatching prolific offender jailed for COVID-related offences

A prolific offender who snatched a purse from a female pedestrian and then brandished a syringe threatening to infect passers-by with Coronavirus, AIDS and hepatitis, has been jailed for three years and eight months at Sheffield Crown Court today.

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

Nottingham hospital bike thieves jailed

Two Nottingham drug users have been jailed for breaking into bicycle stores at the Queen’s Medical Centre Hospital in Nottingham and stealing bikes from NHS staff.

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

Man jailed for assaulting police officers

A man has been jailed for seven months after he deliberately coughed on three police officers as he was being cautioned for breaching COVID-19 lockdown measures.

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

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