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eBay fraudster jailed for £1m scam

A serial fraudster who sold £1.1 million of non-existent goods on eBay over a 10-day period in the run-up to Christmas has been jailed for 13 years.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

CPS warning for teenagers on the dangers of carrying knives

Teenagers have been warned about the consequences of carrying knives – even if they never intend to use them.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS News

People traffickers jailed after exploiting vulnerable and homeless people

A gang of human traffickers, including six members of the same family, have been jailed for more than 24 years’ for trafficking and exploiting vulnerable and homeless people.

| Press Release , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

County lines drug-dealer jailed under modern slavery laws

A drug dealer has today (4 October) been jailed for exploiting children as part of a ‘county lines’ operation between Birmingham and Lincolnshire.

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

Gang member jailed for London acid attack

The ringleader of a gang who sprayed corrosive cleaning fluid in the face of a shopkeeper during a failed robbery has been jailed for ten years, with a further four years on licence.

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

Grenfell council fraudster jailed for stealing £62,000 from survivors

A London council worker who was responsible for administering cash to survivors of the Grenfell fire has been jailed for five-and-a-half years after stealing more than £60,000 to finance her luxury lifestyle.

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

Annual Violence against Women and Girls report published

Latest figures on prosecutions involving Violence against Women and Girls crimes (VAWG) have been released today by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

| Press Release , Domestic abuse, Violent crime, Sexual offences , CPS News

Woman who laundered money from corrupt payments to her brother sentenced

A woman who hid $3.5 million in corrupt payments by letting it pass through her foreign bank accounts has been given a suspended prison sentence today (25 September).

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Teen gang members jailed for running drugs across county lines

Five London drug dealers have been sentenced to a total of 36 years' imprisonment for running a ‘county lines’ network.

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

Fraudster jailed after claiming daughter injured in Manchester bombing

A director of an insurance firm who claimed that her daughter had been injured in the Manchester Arena terror attack in order to get a £2,500 insurance payout has been jailed for two years today (18 September).

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

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

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

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

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

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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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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
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

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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