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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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Two men sentenced for supplying weapons and ammunition

A man who sold firearms to criminals has been jailed for 14 years today for conspiracy to transfer prohibited weapons and ammunition.


Pair guilty of indecent assaults on schoolboy

A retired teacher and his former partner have been found guilty of indecently assaulting a schoolboy more than three decades ago.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, East of England News

Man jailed for manslaughter of police officer who died last year after being struck by stolen vehicle in 2013

A man has admitted manslaughter after the death last year of a police officer who he had severely injured in 2013 after striking him in a stolen car.

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

CPS Response to HMCPSI Area Assurance Inspection of CPS South East

CPS South East has engaged staff, set clear priorities with a strong vision and has used a peer review approach to improve performance in its Rape and Serious Sexual Offences team, according to a report published today (Tuesday 30 January 2018) by Her Majesty’s Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate (HMCPSI).


Hatton Garden burglars ordered to pay £8.2m or face extra prison time

Six men involved in the Hatton Garden burglary have been ordered to pay back £8.2 million or face having years added to their prison sentences.


Metropolitan Police Service and Crown Prosecution publish review into R v Allan

The Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) and Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) are today, Tuesday, 30 January, publishing the findings of the joint review carried out into the disclosure failures in the case of R vs Allan, which was dropped at trial in December 2017.


Man jailed for stealing from victims of Manchester terrorist attack

Christopher Parker has been jailed for over four years for stealing from Manchester terrorist attack victims


Joint press release from the Crown Prosecution Service and National Police Chiefs’ Council - Action on Disclosure

A package of measures to improve how the criminal justice system deals with disclosure was announced today.


Truck driver jailed for fatal collision while using mobile phone

A truck driver who was using his mobile phone at the time his vehicle was involved in a fatal collision has been jailed for three years.


Man convicted for encouraging others to “Take a break, come to jihad”

A man from south London has been found guilty today of posting eight videos on YouTube with the intention of inspiring others to carry out terrorist acts in support of Daesh.


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