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Solicitor who forged documents and stole mortgage payments jailed

A dishonest solicitor who forged documents and stole clients’ mortgage payments after taking the reins of a law firm has been jailed today (June 8).

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

CPS publishes outcome of sexual offences review

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has today (5 June) published the outcome of its review of rape and serious sexual offences (RASSO) cases.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

Teenager convicted of UK terror plot

A London teenager has been found guilty of planning a terror attack in the UK after her plans to travel to Syria to marry a Daesh fighter where thwarted.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Men jailed for Formula One tax relief scam

Four men who set up a filming company to claim fraudulent tax rebates worth more than £2million from Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) have been sentenced today (4 June).

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Man convicted of historic abuse in care home

A man who abused teenage boys in the seventies has been sentenced at Mold Crown Court for 29 sexual offences.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, Cymru/Wales News

Man who falsely claimed father died in Grenfell Tower fire jailed

A man who falsely claimed his father had died in the Grenfell Tower fire in order to falsely claim financial benefit has been jailed for 18 months.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS, London South News

Online jihadi who called for attack on Prince George convicted

A man from Lancashire who encouraged Islamic extremists to wage jihad in the West, including targeting Prince George and injecting poison in to supermarket ice-cream, has been convicted today (31 May).

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Coldstream Guard convicted of rape

A Coldstream Guard has been convicted of raping a woman he targeted whilst on a night out.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, Thames and Chiltern News

Parents convicted of forced marriage

A couple from Leeds have today (29 May 2018) been convicted of tricking their daughter into travelling to Bangladesh in order to force her into marriage.  

| Press Release , Domestic abuse , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Prolific computer hacker jailed for 10 years

A prolific computer hacker has been jailed for 10 years and eight months for stealing financial data and passwords belonging to tens of thousands of people in order to sell the information on the dark web.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS, London North, London South 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

Out of hours: 07590 617233 - for emergency queries only

General e-mail: cps.pressoffice@cps.gov.uk

Follow us on Twitter: @cpsuk

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Press Officers

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

Contacts: Local media Toggle accordion

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
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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