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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

Man jailed for controlling and coercive behaviour and beating pregnant girlfriend

A man who repeatedly beat his pregnant partner has been jailed for three years for displaying controlling and coercive behaviour.

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

Trio guilty of killing fisherman on the River Thames

Two brothers and their cousin who savagely attacked a man fishing on an island in the Thames have been convicted of killing him.

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

International Women's Day 2019

Max Hill QC: "I’m extremely proud of the valuable contribution CPS staff make all year round but as part of International Women’s Day, it is right we celebrate the achievements of our female staff.

| Article , CPS News

Rotherham man sentenced to five years for causing death by dangerous driving

Jack Davenport, 23, has today (7 March) been sentenced to five years in prison for causing the death of Philip Harper by dangerous driving, causing serious injuries to Patricia Harper by dangerous driving and causing death by driving while uninsured.

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

Police officer jailed for making indecent images of a child

Paul Davies (57) has been sentenced to nine months’ imprisonment for making indecent images of a child. He pleaded guilty to the offence on 17 January 2019 at Dudley Magistrates Court.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, West Midlands News

Businessman sentenced for causing death by dangerous driving 12 years after incident

A Businessman from Birmingham has today been sentenced for causing the death of a nine-year-old girl after causing a multiple-vehicle pileup in 2006.

| Press Release , Driving offences , CPS, West Midlands News

Arsonist jailed for manslaughter

A man who set fire to a hotel in Aberystwyth, killing a guest and seriously injuring another, has been sentenced at Swansea Crown Court.

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

Father convicted of plotting acid attack on three-year-old son

A father who plotted an acid attack against his three-year-old son has today been found guilty, along with five others, of conspiracy to apply a corrosive fluid with intent.

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

Former football coach jailed for offences against young boys

A former youth football coach has been jailed for 13-and-a-half years for sexual offences against two young boys. He was also issued with a Sexual Harm Prevention Order for 15 years.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, North West News

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

Nick Martin
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Telephone: 0203 357 0673

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Telephone: 02380 673806


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Email: david.lindsell@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0906


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Lisa Ettridge
Email: lisa.ettridge@cps.gov.uk
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/Nazia Dewji
Email: london.communications@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 020 7147 7937/020 3357 1994

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

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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