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Showing 1 - 10 of 67 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "CPS"

Burnley man jailed for murdering mother-of-two Katie Kenyon with axe

Andrew Burfield, 51, from Burnley, has been given a life sentence for murdering 33-year-old Katie Kenyon in April this year.

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

Couple sentenced to life for murder of 15-year-old boy following a campaign of torture and abuse

A couple who subjected a 15-year-old boy to a sustained campaign of physical and mental abuse have been sentenced to life imprisonment for his murder, at Leeds Crown Court today.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Sheffield solicitor murder: two men jailed for life

Two men have been jailed for life for the murder of 31-year-old Sheffield solicitor Khuram Javed.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Olivia Pratt-Korbel: CPS authorises murder charge

Senior Crown Prosecutor Maria Corr of CPS Mersey-Cheshire’s Complex Casework Unit said: “The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised Merseyside Police to charge Thomas Cashman, 34, with the murder of nine-year-old Olivia Pratt-Korbel and the attempted murder of Joseph Nee and Cheryl Korbel on 22 August 2022.


Husband found guilty of murdering his bride on their wedding night

A man has been found guilty of murdering his new wife on their wedding night and hiding her body in a suitcase.

Thomas Nutt, 46, of Halifax, was found guilty today at Bradford Crown Court of the murder of his 52-year-old wife, Dawn Walker.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Inmate sentenced for throwing boiling water in the face of prison guard

An inmate who threw boiling water into the faces of a prison guard and a vulnerable fellow prisoner at HMP Wandsworth has today been sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment. 


Couple guilty of murdering 15-year-old boy following a campaign of abuse

A couple who subjected a 15 year old boy to a sustained campaign of physical and mental abuse have today been found guilty of his murder.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Organised Crime Gang jailed for over 100 years in total

Six members of an organised crime group targeting high-value goods have been jailed for a combined total of over 100 years for a series of violent robberies, a burglary of a Nottinghamshire art gallery in 2018 and the disposal of the stolen items.

| Press Release , International and organised crime, Violent crime , CPS News

Teenager receives life sentence for murdering 12-year-old girl

A fifteen-year-old boy has been sentenced to life imprisonment, and must serve a minimum of 13 years, for murdering a twelve-year-old girl in Liverpool city centre last November.

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

Man jailed for life the murder of Kent Police PCSO Julia James

Callum Wheeler has been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering Kent Police PCSO Julia James, as she walked her dog in the woods near her home.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS News

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