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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.

Here you can find our latest news stories and search for others.

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Transforming our service to victims at the CPS

Being a victim of crime can be deeply traumatic, and for those who find themselves in the criminal justice system the process can feel overwhelming, unfamiliar, and incredibly challenging.

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Showing 1 - 10 of 63 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "CPS"

Husband found guilty of murdering his bride on their wedding night

A man has been found guilty of murdering his new wife on their wedding night and hiding her body in a suitcase.

Thomas Nutt, 46, of Halifax, was found guilty today at Bradford Crown Court of the murder of his 52-year-old wife, Dawn Walker.

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

Inmate sentenced for throwing boiling water in the face of prison guard

An inmate who threw boiling water into the faces of a prison guard and a vulnerable fellow prisoner at HMP Wandsworth has today been sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment. 

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Couple guilty of murdering 15-year-old boy following a campaign of abuse

A couple who subjected a 15 year old boy to a sustained campaign of physical and mental abuse have today been found guilty of his murder.

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

Organised Crime Gang jailed for over 100 years in total

Six members of an organised crime group targeting high-value goods have been jailed for a combined total of over 100 years for a series of violent robberies, a burglary of a Nottinghamshire art gallery in 2018 and the disposal of the stolen items.

| Press Release , International and organised crime, Violent crime , CPS News

Teenager receives life sentence for murdering 12-year-old girl

A fifteen-year-old boy has been sentenced to life imprisonment, and must serve a minimum of 13 years, for murdering a twelve-year-old girl in Liverpool city centre last November.

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

Man jailed for life the murder of Kent Police PCSO Julia James

Callum Wheeler has been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering Kent Police PCSO Julia James, as she walked her dog in the woods near her home.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS News

Logan Mwangi's killers sentenced

Three people have been sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court for the murder of a five-year-old boy in the Bridgend area.

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

Pioneering ‘gangs’ unit set up to tackle those who ‘live by crime’

Prosecutors working with police to tackle serious gang-related violence have opened a pioneering, dedicated unit to crack down on criminals blighting the lives of local communities.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Drug offences, International and organised crime , CPS, West Midlands News

New strangulation and suffocation laws will help protect victims

From today, prosecutors will have new powers to charge violent abusers with specific offences of non-fatal strangulation and non-fatal suffocation, as key measures in the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 come into force.

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

Jail and Football Banning Order for play-off player assault

A Nottingham Forest fan has been jailed and given a ten-year football banning order for headbutting an opposition player during a post-match pitch invasion.

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

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National media should contact the numbers below with enquiries and requests for interviews or other facilities:

General press office number: 020 3357 0906

Please note that our Press Office is only able to deal with issues or queries from journalists. Anyone else should visit contact.cps.gov.uk.

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Kate Hinsley
Email: Kate.Hinsley@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0258

Yasser Mehmood
Email: yasser.mehmood@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 7147 7725

Sabriyya Rasul
Email: Sabriyya.Rasul@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3519

Will Spencer
Email: William.Spencer@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3531

Michael Steward
Email: Michael.Steward@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0724

Senior Press Officers

Robert Cox
Email: robert.cox@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3398

Nazia Dewji
Email: Nazia.Dewji@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 1994

Alan Jones
Email: alan.jones@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3388

David Lindsell
Email: david.lindsell@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3363

Rosie Wigan
Email: Rosie.Wigan@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0559

Chief Press Officers

Hywel Barrett
Email: Hywel.Barrett@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3457

Sophie Court
Email: sophie.court@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0700

Lisa Ettridge
Email: lisa.ettridge@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 1459

Head of News

Rob Smith
Email: rob.smith@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 7147 7547

Contacts: Local media

   

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If you follow us on Twitter, you can expect tweets covering some or all of the following:

  • Operational updates on decisions to prosecute or take no further action;
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  • Policy updates from the Director of Public Prosecutions and other prosecutors;
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  • 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 Twitter 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 Twitter. To report crime, please call 101 or visit your local police station. In an emergency, always call 999.

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

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