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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.

Here you can find our latest news stories and search for others.

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Transforming our service to victims at the CPS

Being a victim of crime can be deeply traumatic, and for those who find themselves in the criminal justice system the process can feel overwhelming, unfamiliar, and incredibly challenging.

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Showing 1 - 10 of 47 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "West Midlands"

Teenagers sentenced to life for the death of Peter Cairns

Three teenagers have been given life sentences for murdering a man with a kitchen knife.

| Press Release , Violent crime , West Midlands News

Farmer convicted of 40-year-old murder of missing wife 

An 89-year-old farmer has been convicted of killing his wife 40 years ago.

| Press Release , Violent crime , West Midlands News

CPS statement on the sentencing of three men for Kimani Martin’s death

Three men have been jailed for their part in the death of an 18-year old man who was shot last year as he travelled in a taxi on Dudley Road East, Tipton.

| Press Release , Violent crime , West Midlands News

Pioneering ‘gangs’ unit set up to tackle those who ‘live by crime’

Prosecutors working with police to tackle serious gang-related violence have opened a pioneering, dedicated unit to crack down on criminals blighting the lives of local communities.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Drug offences, International and organised crime , CPS, West Midlands News

CPS statement on the sentencing of three men for Carl Woodall’s death

Three men have been jailed for their part in the death of a man who was stripped naked and beaten to death in an industrial estate.

| Press Release , Violent crime , West Midlands News

CPS statement on conviction of teenagers for Peter Cairns’ murder

Two teenagers have been convicted of the murder of a man who was stabbed to death with a kitchen knife.

| Press Release , Violent crime , West Midlands News

UPDATED WITH SENTENCE: New partner found guilty of killing Kemarni Darby-Watson, mother guilty of causing or allowing his death

A mother’s new boyfriend has been convicted of the murder of a three-year-old boy who died after suffering fatal injuries from a series of violent blows.

| Press Release , Violent crime , West Midlands News

Man found guilty of killing pensioner at his home

A man has been convicted of the murder of a pensioner who died of a heart attack after being tied to his chair during a break-in at his home last November.

| Press Release , Violent crime , West Midlands News

Brothers sentenced for attacking police officers 

Two brothers who viciously attacked two police officers at a shopping centre in West Bromwich have been jailed.  

| Press Release , Violent crime , West Midlands News

Teenager sentenced for Dea-John Reid’s death 

A teenager has been sentenced for the manslaughter of 14-year-old Dea-John Reid who was stabbed in broad daylight in Birmingham in May 2021.

| Press Release , Violent crime , West Midlands News

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National media should contact the numbers below with enquiries and requests for interviews or other facilities:

General press office number: 020 3357 0906

Please note that our Press Office is only able to deal with issues or queries from journalists. Anyone else should visit contact.cps.gov.uk.

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Press Officers

Kate Hinsley
Email: Kate.Hinsley@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0258

Yasser Mehmood
Email: yasser.mehmood@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 7147 7725

Sabriyya Rasul
Email: Sabriyya.Rasul@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3519

Will Spencer
Email: William.Spencer@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3531

Michael Steward
Email: Michael.Steward@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0724

Senior Press Officers

Robert Cox
Email: robert.cox@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3398

Nazia Dewji
Email: Nazia.Dewji@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 1994

Alan Jones
Email: alan.jones@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3388

David Lindsell
Email: david.lindsell@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3363

Rosie Wigan
Email: Rosie.Wigan@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0559

Chief Press Officers

Hywel Barrett
Email: Hywel.Barrett@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3457

Sophie Court
Email: sophie.court@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0700

Lisa Ettridge
Email: lisa.ettridge@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 1459

Head of News

Rob Smith
Email: rob.smith@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 7147 7547

Contacts: Local media

   

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  • Operational updates on decisions to prosecute or take no further action;
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  • Updates on media appearances by CPS staff
  • Content that explains the role of the CPS and how we work
  • Highlighting of relevant work by our criminal justice partners and other stakeholders

We will aim to be fair and accurate in all the information we publish. We will aim to correct any inaccuracies as soon as possible.

We are unable to monitor Twitter round the clock. We are not able to engage with all those who seek a response from us due to resources but also due to privacy and the sensitive nature of some of our work. The best way to contact the CPS is through our website.

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