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

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Transforming our service to victims at the CPS

Being a victim of crime can be deeply traumatic, and for those who find themselves in the criminal justice system the process can feel overwhelming, unfamiliar, and incredibly challenging.

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Gang leader avoids an extra seven years in prison by paying back the proceeds of his part in a dirty cash laundering operation

A well-known criminal gang leader has avoided another seven years being added onto his seven-year prison sentence after paying back £1,243,270.75, of his ill-gotten gains from a money laundering operation.

| Press Release , CPS News

Online predator jailed for sexually abusing girls as young as 12

An online predator who forced young girls to sign a sexual contract with him, has been jailed.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

Fraudster sentenced for scam to deprive SKY TV of potentially over £13m revenue

A fraudster has been jailed for a scam that deprived Sky TV of potentially over £13m revenue.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Prosecutors’ international work helps convict child abusers around globe

A 59-year-old man who paid money to sexually exploit young children in South East Asia has today been sentenced to XX years in jail.

| Press Release , International and organised crime, Sexual offences , CPS News

Two prison officers charged after death at HMP Liverpool

The CPS has today authorised Merseyside Police to charge two prison officers in relation to the death of Anthony Paine at HMP Liverpool on 19 February, 2018, following an extensive investigation by the force.

| Press Release , CPS News

CPS says: Victims of crime should not delay getting the therapeutic support they need

BEING the victim of a sexual offence is undoubtedly one of the most traumatic experiences a person may face in their lifetime. Our message on this is clear – if therapy is needed to aid recovery, there are no circumstances where access should be delayed.

| CPS says , Sexual offences , CPS News

Couple sentenced to life for murder of 15-year-old boy following a campaign of torture and abuse

A couple who subjected a 15-year-old boy to a sustained campaign of physical and mental abuse have been sentenced to life imprisonment for his murder, at Leeds Crown Court today.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Serial romance fraudster scammed over £324,000 from victims

A high-value serial romance fraudster has been found guilty today (3 November 2022) of duping victims out of just over £324,000 in an investment scam.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Police officer and former constable sentenced for sharing grossly offensive WhatsApp messages

A serving police officer and an ex-police constable have been sentenced after being convicted of sending grossly offensive messages on a WhatsApp group.

| Press Release , CPS News

Computer hacker of famous musicians’ digital accounts is jailed

A computer hacker who stole unreleased music from famous musicians and sold them on the dark web in exchange for cryptocurrency has today been imprisoned (21 October 2022).

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

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