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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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Teenager admits racist abuse of footballer

A teenager has pleaded guilty to racially abusing footballer Tyreik Wright.        

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

Man who posted racist video after Euro Finals pleads guilty

A man has pleaded guilty today  (Wednesday 6 October) to sending an obscene message via a social network after posting a racist video about England black football players after the Euro 2020 final in July.

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

CPS authorises rape charge against David Carrick

Malcolm McHaffie, from the CPS, said: “The CPS has authorised Hertfordshire Constabulary to charge serving Metropolitan Police officer David Carrick, 46, with one count of rape following an alleged attack on a woman on the night of 4 September 2020.
 

| Press Release , CPS News

British man sentenced to 28 months' imprisonment for sharing Daesh beheading videos

A British man has been sentenced to 28 months' imprisonment at the Old Bailey today (1 October 2021) for sharing Daesh beheading videos.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

UPDATED: Supporter jailed for online racial abuse of former Premier League footballer

A football supporter has been jailed for racially abusing a professional footballer online.

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

Coronavirus review findings, March-August 2021

The cumulative findings of the CPS review for completed prosecutions between March 2020 and August 2021 under the Coronavirus Act and Health Protection Regulations are detailed in the table below.

| Press Release , CPS News

Wayne Couzens sentenced to whole life term for the kidnap, rape and murder of Sarah Everard

Wayne Couzens has been handed a whole life sentence for the kidnap, rape and murder of Sarah Everard.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Sexual offences , CPS News

CPS London authorises murder charge in Sabina Nessa case

The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised the Metropolitan Police Service to charge Koci Selamaj, 36, with one count of murder in relation to the murder of 28-year-old primary school teacher Sabina Nessa in Kidbrooke, south-east London.

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

Inclusion plan puts community at heart of CPS work

Strengthening links with different communities is central to the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) vision outlined today in an aspirational plan to encourage more engagement and trust with diverse groups.

| Press Release , CPS News

Ex-footballer jailed for sexually abusing young girls

An ex-footballer who raped six young girls over a five year period has today been jailed for 24 years.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, North West 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

Jamie Carver
Email: Jamie.Carver@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3467

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

Florence Williamson
Email: Florence.Williamson@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0739

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

Nick Martin
Email: nicholas.martin@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0673

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

Head of News

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

Contacts: Local media

Cymru/Wales
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

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
Kerry Bell
Email: kerry.bell@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0161 827 4705

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

Wessex
Wendy Wyeth
Email: wessex.communications@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 02380 673873

West Midlands
Kofo Baptist
Email: kofo.baptist@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0203 357 0625

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

   

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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