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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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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 39 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "Mersey-Cheshire"

Man jailed for racist and disability hate crime

A man who kicked away the crutches from a disabled teenager on his way to school and later racially abused staff in a mobile phone store has been jailed.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Man jailed for murdering his girlfriend

A man has been jailed for murdering his girlfriend and trying to kill two men he said she was having an affair with.

| Press Release , Domestic abuse, Violent crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Man jailed for trying to kill the mother of his former girlfriend

A man who tried to kill the mother of his former girlfriend with a 13-inch knife has been jailed for 22 years.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Two teenagers sentenced for beating a former police officer

Two teenagers who beat a community-spirited former police officer have been sentenced.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Mersey-Cheshire 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

Special Constable guilty of assaulting seven-year-old boy

A serving Greater Manchester special constable has been found guilty of assaulting his seven-year-old neighbour.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Teenager found guilty of murdering 12-year-old girl

A fourteen-year-old boy has been found guilty of murdering a twelve-year-old girl in Liverpool city centre last November.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Two men guilty of murdering a man in Huyton

Two men have been found guilty of murdering a 26 year old man in a residential street in Liverpool in broad daylight.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Two women sentenced after Newsprint International protest

Two women have been convicted of wilful obstruction of the highway following a protest at Newsprint International in Knowsley.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

UPDATED WITH SENTENCE: Man convicted of murdering his girlfriend

A man who killed his girlfriend and then left her dead beside their sleeping baby has been convicted of her murder.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Domestic abuse , Mersey-Cheshire News

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