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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 188 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "CPS"

Gary Allen convicted of murdering two women in Yorkshire after double jeopardy trial

A man has been found guilty of the brutal murders of two women twenty five years apart.

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

Nine people charged with riot and other offences relating to violent activity in Bristol city centre

Nine people have been charged with riot and other offences relating to the violent activity following the events in Bristol on 21 March 2021.

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

Film crew member guilty of Warner Bros Studio knife attack

A film crew member who stabbed his co-worker in the neck during a tea break at Warner Bros Studio in Leavesden has been convicted of wounding with intent.

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

Parents convicted over baby’s death

The father of an eight-week-old girl who died at her home in Crowborough, Sussex, has been convicted of her murder and the baby’s mother has been found guilty of allowing her death.

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

Pawel Relowicz guilty of murdering 21-year-old Hull student Libby Squire

Meat plant worker and father-of-two, Pawel Relowicz, 25, has been found guilty today (11 February) at Sheffield Crown Court of the rape and murder of 21-year-old Libby Squire on 1 February 2019.

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

Man sentenced for spitting on former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn during first wave of pandemic

A man who spat in the face of Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn and verbally abused Mr Corbyn's wife during the first wave of the pandemic has been sentenced.

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

Reading Park killer given whole life sentence

The man who carried out the terrorism related murder of three men and the attempted murder of three others in a horrific two-minute rampage last summer will have to spend the rest of his life in prison.

| Press Release , Terrorism, Violent crime , CPS News

Killer convicted of anniversary revenge murder in Southwark park

A killer who stabbed to death the man he believed was responsible for his younger brother’s murder 18 years before has been convicted of murder.

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

Man found guilty of brutal murder of teenager and sentenced to life

16-year-old Louise Smith went missing on 8 May 2020. Her body was found 13 days later in a remote part of Havant Thicket, following an extensive search conducted by Hampshire Constabulary.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Wessex News

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

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