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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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Hillsborough - Sentencing of Graham Mackrell

Graham Mackrell, former Sheffield Wednesday club Secretary, has today been sentenced to a fine of £6,500 and costs of £5000 for his role in the Hillsborough disaster 30 years ago.

| Press Release , CPS News

Fraudster sentenced for dishonestly claiming up to £4.7 million in government grants

A persistent fraudster who dishonestly claimed up to £4.7 million in government grants to support his companies in an elaborate aquaculture business ‎has today been sentenced to three years and nine months in custody.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Newton Heath man jailed after gun and hand grenade found in van

A 54-year-old man has been jailed for eight years for being in possession of a gun, hand grenade, ammunition and Class B drugs earlier this year.

| Press Release , Drug offences , CPS, North West News

Two men convicted of murdering Ian Tomlin with bat in Battersea

Two men have been convicted of murdering a man steps away from his front door after he confronted them about drug dealing in the area.

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

£1m fraudsters who funded notorious Nigerian organised crime gang convicted

Three siblings who were working directly for the leader of a notorious Nigerian crime gang have been convicted of laundering nearly £1m for the Black Axe organised crime syndicate through UK bank accounts.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Wrexham man jailed after drugs and shotguns found in shipping container

A man has been jailed at Mold Crown Court for possessing shotguns without a licence and possession of class A drugs with intent to supply.

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

Teenage army cadet guilty of bomb plot

A teenager from Bradford was found guilty on 2 May of making a bomb at home after viewing videos online featuring death, mutilation and torture. He told the jury he had done it as a joke and to show off to other students.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Identity theft man sentenced for sending pictures of his genitalia

Graeme Brandon, 43, from Bournemouth was today sentenced to 30 months' imprisonment at Bournemouth Crown Court after pleading guilty to 28 offences of sending an indecent communication and pleading guilty to one offence of unauthorised access to computer data.

| Press Release , Cyber / online crime , CPS, Wessex News

Man sentenced for drugs offences and trafficking child

A man has been sentenced at Swansea Crown Court for trafficking a child to Llanelli in order to sell drugs.

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

Police and prosecutors invite victim groups to discuss concerns about new consent form

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC), Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and College of Policing have invited concerned organisations and individuals to help shape new processes to bring consistency to the way investigators search for relevant information on the digital devices of complainants and witnesses.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS 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

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Individual contacts

Press Officers

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

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


Senior Press Officers

David Lindsell
Email: david.lindsell@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0906

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

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/Nazia Dewji
Email: london.communications@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 020 7147 7937/020 3357 1994

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
Angie Patton
Email: Angie.Patton@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 01189 513625

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
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.

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.

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