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New DPP outlines plans to build confidence in the CPS

The new Director of Public Prosecutions, Max Hill, has today (13 November) outlined his plans to build public confidence and trust in the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

| Press Release , CPS News

UK Border Force official convicted of gun-running

A UK Border Force official has been convicted of working with other men to smuggle drugs and firearms into the UK.

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

Trio guilty of membership of banned British neo-Nazi group

Three people including a couple have been found guilty of being members of National Action, a proscribed group that glorifies Hitler and the Third Reich.


Latvian human trafficking gang jailed for East Midlands plot

Nine members of an organised crime group based in the East Midlands and Latvia have been jailed for human trafficking offences against 28 victims.

| Press Release , CPS, East Midlands News

Man jailed for sending anthrax hoax to Prime Minister

A man who sent a letter to the Prime Minister saying that it contained anthrax has been jailed for 18 months today at the Old Bailey.

| News Item , Terrorism , CPS News

Drug-dealing pair convicted after hiding £1m of cocaine in electric compartment hidden inside bookcase

Drug dealers who hid £1m worth of cocaine in a secret remote control activated compartment inside a book case have been jailed for a total of 20 years.

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

Max Hill QC takes up post as Director of Public Prosecutions

Max Hill QC has today (Thu 1 Nov) taken up post as the Director of Public Prosecutions for the Crown Prosecution Service.

| Press Release , CPS News

Bus company owners jailed for claiming thousands of pounds in false concessionary journeys

A bus company owner and his sons have been sentenced today (31 October) after faking thousands of concessionary bus pass trips so they could fraudulently reclaim the money from the council.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Man convicted of murdering his ex-wife and mother in ‘execution-style’ shooting

A man has been jailed for life with a minimum term of 38 years in prison after being convicted of murdering his ex-wife and her mother in an “execution-style” shooting at their home.

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

Takeaway workers convicted following allergy death of teenager

Two men have today (26 October) been convicted of manslaughter after a 15-year-old girl died following a severe allergic reaction to a takeaway meal.

| Press Release , CPS, North West 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


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


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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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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