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

Teen convicted of murdering Louis Johnson

A 17-year-old youth has been found guilty of the murder of 16-year-old Louis Johnson who was stabbed with a large knife at East Croydon station on 27 January 2020.

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

Nationwide Organised Crime Gang sentenced

Eighteen members of a gang who ran a county lines drugs operation stretching from north Wales and Merseyside as far as Anglesey, Cornwall and Scotland have been sentenced to a total of nearly 147 years’ imprisonment, with individual sentences ranging from 4 to 21 years at Mold Crown Court.

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

Killer convicted of double shooting murder

A gunman who shot dead a mother-of-nine and her nephew in an apparent revenge attack has been found guilty of two counts of murder.

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

CPS statement following Birmingham city stabbings on 6 September 2020

The CPS has charged a man with murder and seven counts of attempted murder following stabbings in Birmingham city centre on Sunday.

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

CPS statement on the sentencing of Anmol Chana

A 26-year old man who killed his mother and step-father has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 36 years. Anmol Chana was sentenced today (21 August 2020) at Birmingham Crown Court.

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

Teenager sentenced for threatening two skateboarders with a knife

A teenager who threatened two young skateboarders with a kitchen knife has been sent to a Young Offender Institution.

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

Wesley Streete sentenced for rape, sexual assault and murder

Wesley Streete, 20, who was convicted on 5 August of the rape and murder of Keeley Bunker and the rape and sexual assault of three other victims was sentenced today at Stafford Crown Court to detention for life with a minimum term of 30 years.

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

‘Friend’ who was trusted to walk a woman home safely convicted of her brutal murder

A man who raped and killed a 20-year-old-woman after agreeing to walk her safely home following a concert has today been convicted of her murder.

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

CPS statement on the sentencing of Henry Long, Jessie Cole and Albert Bowers

Chief Crown Prosecutor for Thames and Chiltern, Jaswant Kaur Narwal, said: “PC Andrew Harper was a young police officer whose life was tragically cut short by the senseless acts of three teenagers, leaving his family, friends and colleagues totally devastated. Our thoughts remain with them during this very difficult time.

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

Killer sentenced for Adamsdown murder

A Cardiff man who attacked his vulnerable neighbour for shouting at his dog has been sentenced, four years after he was tried and convicted of the same assault.

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

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