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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 violence against women and girls and hate crime, to support for victims and witnesses, statistics and speeches.

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Showing 1 - 10 of 27 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "Cymru/Wales"

Domestic abuse murderer sentenced to life imprisonment

A man who murdered his partner in the Caerphilly area has been sentenced to life imprisonment at Newport Crown Court.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Cymru/Wales News

Protesters sentenced for conspiracy to damage property

A group of protesters who caused over £1m worth of damage to a factory in Presteigne have been sentenced at Mold Crown Court.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Cymru/Wales News

Llofrudd wedi’i ddedfrydu am ladd ei gyn gyfaill

Mae dyn a drywannodd gyn gyfaill a’i ladd wedi ei ddedfrydu i garchar am oes.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Cymru/Wales News

Killer sentenced for murder of former friend

A man who fatally stabbed a former friend has been sentenced to life imprisonment.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Cymru/Wales News

Dedfrydu dyn am ladd yn Llanilltud Faerdref

Mae dyn a aeth i mewn i dŷ yn Llanilltud Faerdref a lladd y fenyw 65 mlwydd oed a oedd yn byw yno wedi cael ei ddedfrydu.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Cymru/Wales News

Man sentenced for Llantwit Fardre killing

A man who entered a house in Llantwit Fardre and killed the 65-year-old woman who lived there has been sentenced.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Cymru/Wales News

Cwpl wedi’u dedfrydu dros farwolaeth plentyn ifanc

Mae mam a’i chyn-gariad wedi’u carcharu am eu rhan ym marwolaeth plentyn ifanc.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Cymru/Wales News

Couple sentenced over toddler’s death

A mother and her former boyfriend have been jailed for their parts in the murder of a toddler.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Cymru/Wales News

Man sentenced for murder of older woman who wandered in to his house

A Barmouth resident who killed a woman who mistook his house for a Bed and Breakfast has been sentenced for murder at Caernarfon Crown Court.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Cymru/Wales News

Dedfrydu dyn am lofruddio menyw hŷn a grwydrodd i'w dŷ

Dedfrydwyd un o breswylwyr Abermaw a laddodd fenyw a gamgymerodd ei dŷ am Wely a Brecwast am lofruddiaeth/dynladdiad yn Llys y Goron Caernarfon.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Cymru/Wales News

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