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CPS strengthens guidance on child abusers caught in undercover stings

Paedophiles who think they are grooming a child for sex, but are actually communicating with an adult, will now face tougher charges.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

Teenager jailed for 11 years for killing 16-year-old with a knife

A teenager has been jailed for 11 years for the manslaughter of a 16-year-old boy, after he stabbed him with a knife in what was supposed to have been a fist fight “straightener”.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

Alarm specialist convicted over role in £13.5m Hatton Garden burglary

An alarm specialist has today been found guilty of being the sixth gang member responsible for the notorious £13.5m raid on a Hatton Garden security vault.

| Press Release , CPS, London South News

Fraudster sentenced to four years five months for defrauding cancer charity

Patricia Robertshaw (d.o.b. 19/8/76) has today (14 March), at York Crown Court, been sentenced to four years and five months in prison for defrauding Yorkshire Cancer Research. She was charged with four counts of fraud and one of forgery.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Police officers who failed to investigate child abuse cases facing prison

Two former officers from Essex Police who deliberately failed to properly investigate reports of child abuse are facing prison sentences after being found guilty of misconduct in public office today.

| Press Release , CPS News

Mother convicted of manslaughter

A woman who left her two children in the bath unsupervised has been convicted of manslaughter after one of them drowned.

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

The CPS pay award

There has been some media coverage and social media comment about the CPS pay award.

| CPS says , CPS News

Man sentenced to life in prison for murdering his partner

A man who killed his girlfriend in a violent attack in their home in Theale last year has been convicted of her murder and given a life sentence.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Domestic abuse , CPS, Thames and Chiltern News

New guidance for prosecutors on mental health conditions and disorders

The revised guidance is designed to assist decision making throughout the life of a criminal case, from the initial decision to prosecute, through fitness to plead to sentencing.

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Man jailed for possession of more than two million indecent images and hoard of firearms

A pensioner found with two million indecent images of children and a stash of illegal firearms hidden in an underground bunker has today (11 March) been sentenced to almost 13 years in prison.

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

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

Nick Martin
Email: nicholas.martin@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0203 357 0673

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Telephone: 02380 673806

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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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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/Nazia Dewji
Email: london.communications@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 020 7147 7937/020 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
Angie Patton
Email: Angie.Patton@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 01189 513625

Wessex
Marie-Dominique Meunier
Email: marie.meunier@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 02380 673809

West Midlands
Riddhi Mardania
Email: Riddhi.Mardania@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0121 262 1583

Yorkshire and Humberside
Elizabeth Ogborn
Email: elizabeth.ogborn@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 0113 290 2839 / 07500 835186

   

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