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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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Reality TV star Stephen Bear jailed for posting 'revenge porn'

Reality TV star Stephen Bear has been sentenced today for voyeurism and two counts of "revenge porn".

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, East of England News

CPS authorises charges against Constance Marten and Mark Gordon

Barry Hughes, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS London North, said: “The CPS has authorised the Metropolitan Police to charge Constance Marten and Mark Gordon with gross negligence manslaughter. 

| Press Release , CPS, London North News

Fake doctor imprisoned for forgery and fraud costing the taxpayer over £1m

A bogus doctor has been jailed today (28 February) for forging her medical qualifications and fraudulently securing positions as a hospital psychiatrist.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

The law in action: how prosecutors apply centuries of legislation to contemporary crime

Speech by Max Hill KC, Director of Public Prosecutions to the Oxford University Law Faculty, 24 February 2023

| Speech , Violent crime , CPS News

Victims of crimes committed by armed forces personnel to have say in justice

For the first time, there will be a requirement to consider the views of those reporting a crime allegedly committed by a member of the armed forces when deciding whether a case should be dealt with by the civilian or military justice system.

| Press Release , CPS News

Waste company and director sentenced after death of employee

A waste company has been fined £640,000 and its director has received a suspended prison sentence following the death of an employee who was struck by a reversing vehicle.

| Press Release , CPS News

UPDATE: Three city workers sentenced in a $8.45m hedge and wealth fund fraud

Three fund managers have been sentenced today (20 February 2023) for a large-scale fraud which amounted to losses of $8.45 million which were meant for the people of Libya at Southwark Crown Court.


UPDATED with sentence: Embassy employee convicted of spying for the Russian State

Update: David Smith was sentenced to 13 years and 2 months' imprisonment on Friday, 17 February 2023. A security guard at the British Embassy in Berlin has been convicted of spying for Russia.

| Press Release , CPS News

Family of property developers imprisoned for multi-million pound mortgage and investment fraud

Four property developers have been imprisoned today (9 February 2023) for multiple counts of mortgage and investment fraud which has resulted in losses to investors of over £1.5m with the defendants benefitting over £2.8m.


Ex-MP jailed for submitting fraudulent expense claims

A former MP has been jailed for submitting a series of fraudulent expense claims.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

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We will aim to be fair and accurate in all the information we publish. We will aim to correct any inaccuracies as soon as possible.

We are unable to monitor social media round the clock. We are not able to engage with all those who seek a response from us due to resources but also due to privacy and the sensitive nature of some of our work. The best way to contact the CPS is through our website.

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