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Mother found guilty of forcing her daughter into marriage

A woman has today (22 May) been convicted of taking her teenage daughter to Pakistan and forcing her to marry a man 16 years her senior.

| Press Release , Domestic abuse , CPS, West Midlands News

Agency nurses sentenced for falsely claiming £73,000 in wages from NHS

Five agency nurses and the man who recruited them have been sentenced today (18 May) for falsely claiming £73,000 from the NHS for work they did not do.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Men jailed for smuggling illegal immigrants into UK on yacht

Three Ukranian men who used a yacht to smuggle illegal immigrants into the UK have been jailed today (18 May).

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Man jailed for life for murder of Iuliana Tudos

A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to murdering a pub worker on Christmas Eve 2017 after he was caught on CCTV using her bank card and PIN.

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

Tobacco smugglers jailed over £3.5m tax evasion

Five men who smuggled tobacco into the UK in order to avoid £3.5 million in tax have been given prison sentences today (11 May).

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Man convicted of murdering his girlfriend

A man who confessed to a family member that he had killed his girlfriend and put her body in a wheelie bin has today (10 May) been convicted of her murder.

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

Fairground workers convicted following child death

Two fairground workers have today (9 May) been convicted of gross negligence manslaughter after a seven-year-old girl died when the bouncy castle she was playing on blew away in high winds.

| Press Release , CPS, East of England News

Drug dealer has confiscation order increased nine years after conviction

A drug dealer has had his confiscation order increased by £1.8million almost a decade after his original conviction following an application by the Crown Prosecution Service.
 

| Press Release , Proceeds of crime , CPS, North East News

Brothers jailed for £16.7million fraud in father’s financial advisory business

Two brothers who invested up to £16.7million on behalf of more than 200 elderly and vulnerable clients, resulting in losses of more than £5million, have been jailed today.
 

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS, East of England News

Man convicted of raping girls in Rotherham

A man who sexually abused three girls has been convicted today (3 May) in one of a series of trials connected to allegations of child sexual abuse in Rotherham.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside 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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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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