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Man admits £40,000 Grenfell fraud and lying to judge

A man who avoided going to prison for a burglary by falsely telling a judge he had lost all his belongings in the Grenfell fire has admitted perverting the course of justice today (23 August).

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

Man sentenced for knuckle duster made using 3D printer

A man who was found with a knuckle duster created using a 3D printer has been given a suspended prison sentence today (22 August).

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Cymru/Wales News

Man jailed for life for murdering mother-in-law

A 31-year-old man has today been handed a life sentence for the murder of his 46-year-old mother-in-law in Rochdale.

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

Hillsborough prosecutions - update

The Crown Prosecution Service has today confirmed that criminal charges against Norman Bettison in respect of the Hillsborough disaster have been discontinued.

The decision was taken following a review of the evidence and was confirmed at a hearing at Preston Crown Court this morning.

| Press Release , CPS News

Gang jailed for smuggling millions of cigarettes into UK

Members of a gang which smuggled almost five million cigarettes and 329kg of tobacco into the UK without paying tax of more than £1.2million have been jailed today.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Man sentenced for stalking ex-girlfriend

A stalker who planted a car tracking device inside his ex-girlfriend’s car has been sentenced today (17 August).

| Press Release , CPS, North West News

British man guilty of funding overthrow of Syrian government

A man from Sheffield has today (16 August) been found guilty of sending money to his brother in Syria who was fighting against the Syrian government with the hope of establishing an Islamic state.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Man guilty of manslaughter of 11-year-old niece

A man who beat his 11-year-old niece to death with improvised weapons including a broken table leg has today (16 August) been found guilty of manslaughter.

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

Hatton Garden burglar given prison sentence after failing to pay his confiscation order

A man involved in stealing jewellery worth millions of pounds from London’s Hatton Garden has been sent to prison for a further six-and-a-half years after failing to pay his confiscation order.


Doctor jailed for secretly photographing and recording female patients

A doctor who was found with more than 19,000 images and videos of women patients taken in his surgery has been jailed for 14 months.

Thair Altaii secretly filmed and photographed the patients during medical consultations over a number of years at his Sunderland surgery.


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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

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


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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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 / 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

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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