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Man guilty of murdering ex-partner and her mother

A man has today (17 December) pleaded guilty to killing his former partner and her mother.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, West Midlands News

Men convicted of violent attack on police officers

Two men have admitted violently assaulting police officers in an attack which saw a female officer kicked toward the path of traffic.

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

Teenager guilty of rape and murder of 14-year-old girl

A 16-year-old boy has today (14 December) been found guilty of the rape and murder of a teenage girl.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, West Midlands News

Grenfell fraudster convicted over false claims worth £40,000

A man has been convicted of fraud after saying his sister and her son had died in the Grenfell fire so he could claim accommodation and cash.

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

Russell Bishop guilty of murdering two nine-year-old girls in 'double jeopardy' trial

In a landmark case, a man has been convicted of killing two young girls in Brighton having previously been acquitted of their murders more than 30 years ago.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, South East News

Group convicted over Stansted Airport break-in

Fifteen people who broke into Stansted Airport and chained themselves around a plane have been convicted of an aviation security offence today.

The defendants used an access road to get to the airside perimeter fence at the airport, making a hole with bolt cutters on 28 March 2017.

| Press Release , CPS, East of England News

IRA sympathiser jailed for having terror manuals

An IRA sympathiser who was found with a number of violent manuals including one entitled, “Poor Man’s James Bond”, has been jailed for more than three years today (7 December).


Teenager sentenced for bomb hoax threats

A teenager has today (7 December) been sentenced for making bogus bomb threats which resulted in the evacuation of more than 400 UK schools.

| Press Release , International and organised crime , CPS News

Man jailed for life for murder of midwife

A man has today been jailed for life, to serve a minimum of 17 years, for the murder of midwife Samantha Eastwood.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, West Midlands News

Grenfell fraudster jailed for claiming £88,000 worth of benefits

A man has been jailed after falsely claiming he was sleeping rough in the Grenfell Tower so he could access £88,0000 worth of benefits meant for genuine victims of the fire.

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

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

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Telephone: 020 3357 0448

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Telephone: 020 3357 1296

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Telephone: 0203 357 0673

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Email: lisa.ettridge@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 1459

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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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