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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.

Here you can find our latest news stories and search for others. You can also find additional details about a number of high-profile cases and the work of the CPS.

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Showing 1 - 10 of 18 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "London South"

Two men sentenced for violent robbery spree in Central London

Two men were today sentenced to 17 years apiece for a series of violent offences including robbery and serious knife attacks on members of the public.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London South News

Police officer sentenced for using incapacitant spray on man climbing down from 12th floor of high-rise

Luke Wenham, 31, deployed two cans of PAVA spray whilst trying to apprehend his victim for robbery related offences.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London South News

Two people jailed for possessing firearms with intent to endanger life

A man and a woman have been jailed for firearms offences after two shotguns were found hidden in a house and a loaded revolver was later discovered in a handbag.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London South News

Man jailed for burgling Dynasty star

A man has been jailed for a total of 10 years and five months after pleading guilty to an aggravated burglary at actress Stephanie Beacham’s home, as well as a separate burglary in Sheffield.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London South News

Men sentenced to life for murder of Louise Kam

A chef and a delivery driver have each been sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of a 71-year-old woman after a plan to plunder her life savings went wrong.

The body of Louise Kam had been concealed in a wheelie bin and was found at an address in Barnet on 1 August 2021.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London South News

Rapper and gang member jailed for seven years

A criminal gang member from South London has been sentenced to seven years after being convicted of possessing a loaded revolver while in an Uber.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London South News

Tackling femicide the theme of CPS London South event

The CPS London South team have been supporting 16 Days of Activism, a global campaign which aims to end gender-based violence against women and girls. The annual campaign began this year on 25 November and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day. 

| Press Release , Violent crime , London South News

Man jailed for spitting at judge and probation officer

A 34-year-old man who spat at a judge and a probation officer during a court hearing has been jailed. 

| Press Release , Violent crime , London South News

Killer sentenced to life – 42 years after crime

A 61-year-old man has today, 4 November 2022, been given a life sentence for killing man in 1980.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London North, London South News

Two jailed for 'despicable' attack on teenage boy

Two men are now serving minimum sentences of 13 and 14 years in prison following a brutal attack on a teenager.

| Press Release , Violent crime , London South News

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