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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 22 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "Cymru/Wales"

Wrexham murderer sentenced to life imprisonment

A 42-year-old man has been sentenced to life imprisonment at Mold Crown Court for murdering his friend.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Cymru/Wales News

Men sentenced for murdering teenager at Barry Docks in drug feud

A group of men who chased a rival drug dealer through Barry before cornering and killing him have been sentenced at Newport Crown Court today.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Cymru/Wales News

Wrexham man sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering girlfriend

A man who strangled his girlfriend and called 999 the following day to report her death has been sentenced to life imprisonment at Cardiff Crown Court.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Domestic abuse , Cymru/Wales News

Man sentenced for Cimla murder

An alcoholic who smashed his way into another man’s home and beat him to death has been sentenced to life imprisonment at Swansea Crown Court on 4 February 2021.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Cymru/Wales News

Cardiff men jailed for “gangland-style” attack

Two men convicted of attempting to murder a man in the street using a machete and sawn-off shotgun have each been sentenced to a total of 24 years’ imprisonment at Merthyr Tydfil Crown Court.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Cymru/Wales News

Husband convicted of murdering friend

A father-of-three who murdered a man over his relationship with his wife has been sentenced to life imprisonment at Swansea Crown Court. He must serve a minimum of thirty years.

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

Man convicted of murder following city centre stabbing

A Cardiff man has been convicted of murder at Newport Crown Court after he stabbed a 21-year-old man following an argument over a spilled drink.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Cymru/Wales News

Banned rugby player jailed for assaulting police officer

The former captain of Rygbi Gogledd Cymru (North Wales Rugby) has been sentenced to 21 months (9 March 2020) for inflicting GBH on a North Wales Police officer.

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

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