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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.

To ensure greater openness in the reporting of criminal proceedings, the CPS, the police and media representatives developed a joint protocol for working together.

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Showing 1 - 10 of 19 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "Wessex"

Deliveroo driver who bit off customer’s thumb sentenced

A Deliveroo driver who bit off customer's thumb during an altercation over pizza has been sentenced today.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Wessex News

Man jailed for manslaughter 17 years after attacking boss

A man has been jailed more than 17 years after attacking his boss and causing a catastrophic brain injury which eventually resulted in his death.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Wessex News

Couple convicted after lodger murdered and body scattered across town

A man who murdered his lodger before dismembering and scattering his body around Bournemouth has been convicted – following a successful prosecution by the Crown Prosecution Service.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Wessex News

Gang who killed man after botched robbery sentenced

A group of men have been sentenced for their role in a botched robbery resulting in the death of a man in a tragic case of mistaken identity.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Wessex News

Man, 65, convicted after knife attack outside shop

A man who stabbed repeatedly stabbed another man outside a shop has been convicted.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Wessex News

Vet jailed for brutal murder of mother-of-two

A veterinarian who stabbed his ex-girlfriend to death in a savage attack has been sentenced.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Wessex News

Two teenagers jailed for murder of 18-year-old

Two teenage boys who murdered a man in an unprovoked machete attack near a Swindon play park have been jailed.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Wessex News

Man who brutally stabbed young father to death convicted of murder

A violent man has been convicted of murder after brutally stabbing another man to death just yards away from his father.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Wessex News

Attacker who assaulted lone women in random attacks convicted

An attacker who targeted lone women in a string of terrifying, random assaults in Basingstoke has been convicted.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Wessex News

Man who killed stranger with a single punch has been jailed

A man who killed a stranger with a single punch before entering a pub and bragging about it has been jailed.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Wessex News

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