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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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Incorrect story in The Times on age of criminal responsibility

Today the Times is running an incorrect story which falsely claims that in a recent podcast interview, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Max Hill QC, called for the age of criminal responsibility to be raised.

| CPS says , Youth crime , CPS News

CPS Yorkshire and Humberside invites you to a ‘Let’s Talk’ event

CPS Yorkshire and Humberside invites you to a ‘Let’s Talk’ event on Wednesday 24 February, 10:30 – 11:30 am.

| Press Release , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Ex-paramedic jailed for multiple sexual assaults and rapes

An ex-paramedic has today been jailed for multiple rapes and serious sexual assaults carried out over a period of several years on women in his care, or in an assumed relationship with him.

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

Pawel Relowicz guilty of murdering 21-year-old Hull student Libby Squire

Meat plant worker and father-of-two, Pawel Relowicz, 25, has been found guilty today (11 February) at Sheffield Crown Court of the rape and murder of 21-year-old Libby Squire on 1 February 2019.

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

Youngest British terrorist sentenced for neo-Nazi manuals stash

A boy from Cornwall who committed his first terror offence when he was 13 years old has been sentenced today.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Rugby player convicted of raping two women in west London

Former Princeton University student Paulo Kretteis, 22, was convicted of two counts of rape and making a threat to kill following a trial.

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

Teacher guilty of having sex with 15-year-old pupil

A teacher at a school in Buckinghamshire has today been found guilty of having sex with a 15-year-old pupil.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, Thames and Chiltern News

Man jailed for raping 15-year-old girl

Deangelo Brown, 23, targeted the schoolgirl in Harlesden High Street as she waited at a bus stop on her way to school.

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

Man sentenced for spitting on former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn during first wave of pandemic

A man who spat in the face of Islington North MP Jeremy Corbyn and verbally abused Mr Corbyn's wife during the first wave of the pandemic has been sentenced.

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

CPS announces first sex-for-rent charges

Senior Crown Prosecutor Claire Prodger said: “Following an investigation into so-called ‘sex-for-rent’ allegations, the CPS has authorised Surrey Police to charge Christopher Cox with two counts of inciting prostitution for gain and one count of controlling prostitution for gain.

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

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