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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 violence against women and girls and hate crime, to support for victims and witnesses, statistics and speeches.

To ensure greater openness in the reporting of criminal proceedings, the CPS, the police and media representatives developed a joint protocol for working together.

Here you can find our latest news stories and search for others. You can also find additional details about a number of high-profile cases and the work of the CPS.

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Ex-CPS employee jailed for accessing sensitive case files

A former Crown Prosecution Service employee who repeatedly accessed three case files involving allegations of serious organised crime without authorisation has been jailed.

| Press Release , CPS News

Numerous victims defrauded of nearly £4m in a complex investment scam

A fraudster has been jailed for his key role in a fake £3.7 million investment scam which stole from more than 40 victims.

Jonathan Allard, 39, was convicted of one count of fraud and now has been sentenced to seven years and two months (22 May 2023) at Southwark Crown Court.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Former boss of a City of London foreign exchange company is found guilty of an around £70m fraud

The former director of a finance company, based in the City of London, has been convicted today (22 May 2023) of being responsible for an around  £70m investment fraud, which stole money from members of the public.

| Press Release , CPS News

CPS Says: Conviction rates play no part in deciding whether or not to charge a case

Conviction rates play no part in CPS decision making – so we know a story this week “CPS failing victims by cherry-picking cases’ may have caused concern.

| CPS says , CPS News

SENTENCE UPDATE: Man jailed for role in running website involved in multi-million-pound fraud

A man responsible for running a website used by fraudsters across the world has been imprisoned for being involved in a multi-million-pound fraud.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Updated with sentence: Police officer jailed for causing serious injury by dangerous driving

A police officer who left a teenage pedestrian with catastrophic injuries after striking him with her patrol vehicle has been jailed.

| Press Release , Driving offences , CPS News

Gang members who used furniture removal vans to import Class A drugs into the UK have been convicted

Members of an organised gang have been convicted for conspiring together to bring millions of pounds worth of illegal drugs hidden among bananas and furniture into the UK.

| Press Release , International and organised crime , CPS News

Updated with sentence: Three men jailed for supplying fraudulent passports to criminals

Three men who played major roles in supplying fraudulent passports to some of the most serious organised criminals have been jailed. 

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime, International and organised crime , CPS News

Podcast host sentenced for racial hatred offences

James Allchurch, 51, was sentenced today (15 May 2023) for 15 offences of distributing audio material to stir up racial hatred. 

| Press Release , Hate crime , CPS News

Former government minister jailed for making and distributing indecent images of children

An ex-Government minister and former MP has been jailed for making and distributing indecent images of children.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

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Richard Paull
Telephone: 02920 803950

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Graham Buchanan
Telephone: 0115 852 3343

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Gillian Andrews
Telephone: 01245 455027

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Diana Wong and Molly Barker
Telephone: 020 3357 0858

Jackie Rand
Telephone: 0151 239 6334

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Chris Black
Telephone: 0191 260 4216

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Kerry Bell
Telephone: 0161 827 4705

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Cheryl Pendry
Telephones: 01227 655862 / 07876 390054

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Gary Cockram
Telephone: 0117 930 2968

Thames and Chiltern
Angie Patton
Telephone: 01189 513625

Wendy Wyeth
Telephone: 02380 673873

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Kofo Baptist
Telephone: 0203 357 0625

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Elizabeth Ogborn
Telephones: 0113 290 2839 / 07500 835186

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