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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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Pair given whole life sentences for murder of woman

Two men who attacked a woman and left her in a car before setting it alight have been jailed for life after being convicted of her murder.

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Police officer who stole drugs ordered to repay £135,000

A police officer who stole and sold the illegal drugs he was meant to dispose of has been ordered to pay back more than £135,000.

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Helicopter drug smuggling gang jailed

Members of a cocaine smuggling gang have been sentenced to a total of 25 years in prison after a helicopter was used to transport the drug into the UK from France.

| Press Release , Drug offences , CPS, London South News

Company directors jailed for bribery

Two men have been jailed for bribery offences today relating to the development of prime commercial property in London.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Men jailed for taking £1million as part of pension fund fraud

Two men who tricked investors into transferring their pensions to a fake scheme before spending almost £1million of the funds have been jailed.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Former Salvation Army members jailed for sexual abuse in 70s and 80s

Three men have today jailed for sexually abusing young female members of the Salvation Army in Blackpool in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Man jailed for setting his neighbour alight

A man who doused his neighbour with petrol and set her alight has been jailed for 19 years.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Thames and Chiltern News

Man jailed for acid attack on two people as they sat in their car

A man who threw acid on two people, causing them third degree burns and life-changing injuries has been jailed for 16 years.

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

Man guilty of murdering wife and children

A man who suffocated his wife and drowned his two children has been convicted of their murders today (19 April).

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

Man convicted of acid attack manslaughter

A man who threw acid during a fight has admitted manslaughter after an innocent bystander died when she was hit with the liquid.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Thames and Chiltern News

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Yasser Mehmood
Email: yasser.mehmood@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 7147 7725

Pip Rawson
Email: pip.rawson@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0478

Natalie Robinson
Email: natalie.robinson@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0448

Shannyn Quinn
Email: shannyn.quinn@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 1296

Senior Press Officers

Andrew McGill
Email: andrew.mcgill@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0044

Rob Singh
Email: rob.singh@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 7147 7801

Head of News

Rob Smith
Email: rob.smith@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 7147 7547

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Cymru/Wales
Richard Paull
Email: richard.paull@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 02920 803950

East Midlands
Graham Buchanan
Email: Graham.Buchanan@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0115 852 3343

East of England
Gillian Andrews
Email: gillian.andrews@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 01245 455027

London (North and South)
Christian Taylor / David Lindsell / Nazia Dewji
Email: london.communications@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 020 7147 7937 / 020 3357 0087 / 020 3357 1994

Mersey Cheshire
Jackie Rand
Email: jackie.rand@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0151 239 6334

North East
Chris Black
Email: chris.black@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0191 260 4216

North West
Anne Collins
Email: Anne.Collins@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 01772 208283 / 01772 208267

South East
Cheryl Pendry
Email: cheryl.pendry@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 01227 655862 / 07876 390054

South West
Email: southwest.communications@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0117 930 2921

Thames and Chiltern
Louise Rosher
Email: louise.rosher@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0118 951 3640

Wessex
Marie Meunier
Email: Marie.Meunier@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 02380 673809

West Midlands
Vinny Bolina
Email: Vinny.Bolina@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 0121 262 1531 / 0121 262 1644

Yorkshire and Humberside
Elizabeth Ogborn
Email: elizabeth.ogborn@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 0113 290 2839 / 07500 835186

   

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