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Showing 1 - 10 of 16 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "South East"

Robber jailed for over 20 years for attack that killed elderly woman

A violent burglar who terrorised an 84-year-old woman in her home has been jailed for more than 20 years for manslaughter.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, South East News

Five men jailed in relation to ATM thefts

A gang of five men have been jailed for conspiracy to commit burglary and robbery for a combined total of more than 30 years.

| Press Release , Violent crime , South East News

CPS accepts Sally Challen’s manslaughter plea

The Crown Prosecution Service has today accepted Sally Challen’s guilty plea to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, South East News

Husband sentenced to over 16 years for killing his wife on Christmas Day

A man who pleaded guilty to murdering his teenage wife on Christmas Day last year has been sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of 16 years and 82 days in prison.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, South East News

Raiders disguised as police convicted over attempted robbery on home

A gang of intruders who held up a family home masquerading as policemen have today (12 April) been convicted of conspiracy to rob.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, South East News

Man who stabbed neighbours to death in Kent convicted of manslaughter

A man who stabbed to death two of his neighbours at their home in a quiet Kent village has today (19 March) been convicted of manslaughter by diminished responsibility.

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Trio guilty of killing fisherman on the River Thames

Two brothers and their cousin who savagely attacked a man fishing on an island in the Thames have been convicted of killing him.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, South East News

Brighton murderer sentenced to life imprisonment

A man who brutally murdered a rough sleeper in an unprovoked attack has been jailed.

| Press Release , Violent crime , South East News

Tunbridge Wells man guilty of murdering his neighbour

A man has been convicted of murdering his neighbour in Tunbridge Wells in a row over noise.

| Press Release , Violent crime , South East News

Man who drove into nightclub guilty of attempted murder

A man who deliberately drove his car into customers at a nightclub, injuring eight people, has been convicted of attempted murder.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, South East News

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Email: richard.paull@cps.gov.uk
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Email: Graham.Buchanan@cps.gov.uk
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Email: Anne.Collins@cps.gov.uk
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South East
Cheryl Pendry
Email: cheryl.pendry@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 01227 655862 / 07876 390054

South West
Gary Cockram
Email: gary.cockram@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0117 930 2968

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Angie Patton
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Telephone: 01189 513625

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Marie-Dominique Meunier
Email: marie.meunier@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 02380 673809

West Midlands
Riddhi Mardania
Email: Riddhi.Mardania@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0121 262 1583

Yorkshire and Humberside
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Email: elizabeth.ogborn@cps.gov.uk
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