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Businessman who used U2 pseudonyms to win contracts from health board convicted

A man who awarded lucrative contracts to his own business whilst working for a health board has pleaded guilty to fraud offences – after using pseudonyms inspired by Irish rock band U2 to help him steal six-figure sums.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS, Cymru/Wales News

Publication of revised Code for Crown Prosecutors

REVISIONS to the Code for Crown Prosecutors have been unveiled today by Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders.

| Press Release , CPS News

Unregistered school prosecuted in legal first

The Crown Prosecution Service has successfully brought its first prosecution against an unregistered independent school in England and Wales.

| Press Release , CPS, London South News

CPS response to Sunday Telegraph letter, 21 October 2018

The CPS was approached by the Sunday Telegraph to provide a response to a letter from Liam Allan and Samuel Armstrong, which ran on 21 October 2018. The following response was provided, but not included by the Sunday Telegraph in its coverage.

| CPS says , CPS News

Father jailed for murder of two-year-old son

A drug dealer has today (30 October) been jailed for life, to serve a minimum of 24 years, for the murder of his two-year-old son.

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

Twenty men convicted of multiple sex offences against young girls

Twenty men have been jailed for serious sexual offences in Huddersfield following a series of trials.

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

Man convicted of murdering grandmother

A man who stabbed his 74-year-old grandmother to death has today (19 October) been convicted of her murder.

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

UPDATE: Couple sentenced for abuse spanning three decades

A man and woman have been sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court for fourteen offences spanning three decades.

Peter Griffiths, 65, and his wife Avril Griffiths, 61, abused three girls starting in the seventies, the eighties, and into the nineties.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, Cymru/Wales News

Man convicted for causing serious injuries after driving his car at group

A man who drove his car at a group of people outside a pub in Newport causing serious injuries has been convicted today (18 October).

McCauley Cox, 19, was sitting in his Ford C-Max outside Courtyard Public House in Newport on 29 April when a fight broke out.

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

Tougher hate crime sentences at record levels

Courts are handing out tougher sentences in more than two-thirds of hate crime cases for the first time, a Crown Prosecution Service report published today (Tue 16 Oct) reveals.

| Press Release , Hate crime , CPS News

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


Natalie Robinson
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Telephone: 020 3357 0448

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Telephone: 020 3357 1296

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Telephone: 020 3357 0044


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Telephone: 020 3357 1459

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Rob Smith
Email: rob.smith@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 7147 7547

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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 / David Lindsell / Nazia Dewji
Email: london.communications@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 020 7147 7937 / 020 3357 0087 / 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
Email: ThamesChiltern.ABC@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 01727 798700, select option 5

Sarah Cartwright
Email: sarah.cartwright@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 02380 673806

West Midlands
Vinny Bolina
Email: Vinny.Bolina@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 0121 262 1531 / 0121 262 1644

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


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