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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.

Here you can find our latest news stories and search for others.

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The CPS position on major issues in the news, our response to inaccuracies in media reports and our letters to the media.

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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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New strangulation and suffocation laws will help protect victims

From today, prosecutors will have new powers to charge violent abusers with specific offences of non-fatal strangulation and non-fatal suffocation, as key measures in the Domestic Abuse Act 2021 come into force.

| Press Release , Domestic abuse, Violent crime , CPS News

Queen’s Birthday Honours: CPS staff recognised for services to law and order

Four current and former CPS employees have been recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours for services to law and order.

| Press Release , CPS News

Ex-bank manager sentenced for £255,000 money laundering

A former Barclays Bank manager has been sentenced today (31 May 2022) for helping to launder £255,000.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Spurs fan pleads guilty to homophobic slurs against Chelsea fans

A football fan who chanted homophobic abuse during a Premier League game between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur has been convicted of a hate crime.

| Press Release , Hate crime , CPS, London South News

Member of proscribed group jailed for three years

A member of National Action, a proscribed Neo-Nazi terror group has been sentenced to three years' imprisonment, with an extended period on licence of 12 months, after pleading guilty to membership of a proscribed organisation contrary to section 11 of the Terrorism Act 2000. 

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Rape victims should not delay seeking therapy, says updated CPS guidance

Victims of rape and other crimes should not delay receiving therapy for any reason connected with a police investigation or prosecution, the Crown Prosecution Service has said today.

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CPS authorises sexual assault charges against Kevin Spacey

Rosemary Ainslie, Head of the CPS Special Crime Division, said: “The CPS has authorised criminal charges against Kevin Spacey, 62, for four counts of sexual assault against three men. 

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

Three fraudsters sentenced for scamming the taxpayer out of over £1 million

Three people were sentenced  today (20 May 2022) for defrauding the taxpayer of over £1 million in a criminal scheme that exploited government systems designed to support businesses.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Jail and Football Banning Order for play-off player assault

A Nottingham Forest fan has been jailed and given a ten-year football banning order for headbutting an opposition player during a post-match pitch invasion.

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

Targeted consultation to help finalise new immigration prosecution guidance

The Crown Prosecution Service is updating its legal guidance on immigration offences ahead of the commencement of the Nationality and Borders Act.

| Press Release , International and organised crime , CPS News

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Contacts: National media

National media should contact the numbers below with enquiries and requests for interviews or other facilities:

General press office number: 020 3357 0906

Please note that our Press Office is only able to deal with issues or queries from journalists. Anyone else should visit contact.cps.gov.uk.

General e-mail: cps.pressoffice@cps.gov.uk

Follow us on Twitter: @cpsuk

Individual contacts

Press Officers

Kate Hinsley
Email: Kate.Hinsley@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0258

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

Sabriyya Rasul
Email: Sabriyya.Rasul@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3519

Will Spencer
Email: William.Spencer@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3531

Rosie Wigan
Email: Rosie.Wigan@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0559

Senior Press Officers

Robert Cox
Email: robert.cox@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3398

Alan Jones
Email: alan.jones@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3388

David Lindsell
Email: david.lindsell@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3363

Chief Press Officers

Hywel Barrett
Email: Hywel.Barrett@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3457

Sophie Court
Email: sophie.court@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0700

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

Contacts: Local media

   

Our Twitter Policy

If you follow us on Twitter, you can expect tweets covering some or all of the following:

  • Operational updates on decisions to prosecute or take no further action;
  • Reactions and statements on trial outcomes;
  • Policy updates from the Director of Public Prosecutions and other prosecutors;
  • Updates on media appearances by CPS staff
  • Content that explains the role of the CPS and how we work
  • Highlighting of relevant work by our criminal justice partners and other stakeholders

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 Twitter 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.

Please do not try to report crime using Twitter. To report crime, please call 101 or visit your local police station. In an emergency, always call 999.

If you follow us on Twitter we will not automatically follow you back. Being followed by us does not imply endorsement of any kind.

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