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

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

UPDATE WITH SENTENCE: Man guilty of killing toddler

A 22-year-old man from Cheshire has been found guilty of killing a 22-month-old baby.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

UPDATED WITH SENTENCE: Teenager found guilty of murdering a man with a 'Rambo'-style knife in Cheshire

A teenager has been found guilty of murdering a man with a 'Rambo'-style knife in Cheshire.

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

Man jailed for murdering his dad on a Merseyside street

A man who murdered his father in a drunken rage on a Merseyside street has been jailed for life.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Four people jailed following the killing and robbery of a man in his own home

Four men have been jailed following the killing and robbery of a man in his own home.

| Press Release , Violent crime , Mersey-Cheshire News

Fugitive who claimed to be an undercover TV researcher found guilty of brutal killing in 2003

A man who claimed to be an undercover TV researcher to explain why he was at the scene of a brutal torture and killing in Cheshire 18 years ago has been found guilty of the murder.

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

General e-mail: cps.pressoffice@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

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

Senior Press Officers

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

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

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

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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If you follow us on Twitter, you can expect tweets covering some or all of the following:

  • Operational updates on decisions to prosecute or take no further action;
  • Reactions and statements on trial outcomes;
  • Policy updates from the Director of Public Prosecutions and other prosecutors;
  • 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.

Please do not try to report crime using Twitter. To report crime, please call 101 or visit your local police station. In an emergency, always call 999.

If you follow us on Twitter we will not automatically follow you back. Being followed by us does not imply endorsement of any kind.

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