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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.

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Paedophile sentenced to 29 years for systematic sexual abuse and rape of a child

A paedophile has been sentenced for 29 years for raping and sexually abusing a child for over seven years.

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

Mechanic who shot housewife in planned attack guilty of attempted murder

A mechanic who broke into a Solihull home wearing a mask and shot a mother of two has been given a 33-year prison sentence.

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

Burglar who targeted his godfather is jailed

A teen burglar who stole from his godfather, and subjected him to a sustained and nasty attack leaving him with multiple fractures to his face and internal bleeding on his brain, has been jailed for 10 years.

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

Neo-Nazi jailed of stirring up racial hatred

An unemployed white supremacist who owned shirts, jumpers and boxer shorts emblazoned with Nazi swastikas and emblems has been sentenced to two years and six months in prison today (5 September) of stirring up racial hatred.

| Press Release , Hate crime , CPS News

Jail for internet paedophile who paid for webcam sex acts

A 54-year-old married man who paid Filipino prostitutes to sexually abuse children on webcam has been sentenced to nine years' imprisonment at Cardiff Crown Court. He was also made subject to an indefinite Sexual Harm Prevention Order.

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

Trainee solicitor admits stranger rape near Borough High Street

A trainee solicitor has admitted raping a stranger and kidnapping another in order to commit a sexual act near Borough High Street.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, London South News

Racist man sentenced for two hate crimes after abuse towards Jewish family

A man who shouted "one, two, three, Heil Hitler" and "go have a sausage sandwich" at a Jewish family has been jailed for 12 weeks for hate crimes.

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

Anti-Muslim extremist who praised US killer sentenced

A man who wrote letters offering to donate £100 to charity for every member of a racial or religious minority that was murdered has been given a 12.5 year sentence today (3 September).

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Man pleads guilty to killing toddler Alfie Lamb

A man has pleaded guilty to killing his girlfriend’s three-year-old son after crushing him in the footwell of a car.

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

Care worker jailed for abusing vulnerable young boys

A man who sexually abused children in the care homes where he worked has been jailed for 15 years.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

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

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

Beth Currie
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Telephone: 020 3300 3393

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Telephone: 020 3357 0739

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Telephone: 020 3300 3363

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

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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

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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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