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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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New Year's Honours List 2019

Five members of CPS staff have been recognised in the New Year's Honours List 2019 for their hard work and service to the organisation.

| News Item , CPS News

Aspiring Daesh fighter convicted

A man from Birmingham who hoped to travel to Daesh-controlled areas and fight alongside the group has been convicted of acts in preparation of terrorism today (27 December).

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Couple jailed for bomb factory at home

A couple have been jailed today after pleading guilty to having explosives at their home including one of the same type used in the Manchester Arena bombing in May 2017.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Academic jailed for fraudulently claiming £2.5million from government green scheme

An academic who used a government subsidy scheme to fraudulently claim £2.5million has been jailed for four years today (21 December).

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Bradford man jailed for funding terrorism abroad

A man has been jailed today for sending money to a man in Pakistan he had never met and which the prosecution said would be used to fund terrorism.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Man convicted of trafficking woman into UK to work as a prostitute

A man has today (20 December) been convicted of trafficking a Romanian woman into the UK to work as a prostitute.

| Press Release , CPS, West Midlands News

Man admits funeral home burglary and sexual penetration of corpse

A man has today (19 December) pleaded guilty to breaking into a funeral home and sexually penetrating a corpse.

| Press Release , CPS, West Midlands News

MP convicted of perverting the course of justice

An MP who claimed someone else was driving her car when it was speeding has been convicted of perverting the course of justice today (19 December).

| Press Release , Driving offences , CPS News

Members of banned British neo-Nazi group jailed

Six people including a couple have been jailed today for being members of National Action, a proscribed group that glorifies Hitler and the Third Reich.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Domestic abuse prosecutions supported by new framework

Measures which have already helped to drive up prosecutions in domestic abuse cases are set to be rolled out across England and Wales.

| Press Release , Domestic abuse , CPS News

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General press office number: 020 3357 0906

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

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

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

Nick Martin
Email: nicholas.martin@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0203 357 0673

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Chief Press Officer

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

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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 0087020 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
Gary Cockram
Email: gary.cockram@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0117 930 2968

Thames and Chiltern
Email: ThamesChiltern.ABC@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 01727 798700, select option 5

Sarah Cartwright
Email: sarah.cartwright@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 02380 673806

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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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.

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