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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 violence against women and girls and hate crime, to support for victims and witnesses, statistics and speeches.

To ensure greater openness in the reporting of criminal proceedings, the CPS, the police and media representatives developed a joint protocol for working together.

Here you can find our latest news stories and search for others. You can also find additional details about a number of high-profile cases and the work of the CPS.

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£1.59bn drugs ring: Organised Crime Group jailed for a combined total of 58 years.

Six members of an organised crime group have been jailed for smuggling into the UK 15 tonnes of cocaine worth £1.59bn in boxes of frozen chicken.

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

Five men sentenced for bribery and corruption that resulted in a loss of over £400,000

Five men have been sentenced today (9 November 2023) over waste disposal contracts that resulted in losses of around £417,000 to Cardiff City Council.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Strong public interest in prosecuting those who cause unrest at pro-Palestine protests: Stephen Parkinson, DPP

Planned protests this weekend have ignited public debate about the role of prosecutors and police in upholding law and order on our streets and in our communities.

| CPS says , CPS News

Four charged over Blenheim Palace gold toilet theft

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has authorised charges in relation to the theft of a gold toilet from Blenheim Palace valued at £4.8 million.

| Press Release , CPS, Thames and Chiltern News

CPS authorises charges against two women following protest in London

Nick Price, Head of the CPS Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division, said: “Following a review of evidence provided by the Metropolitan Police, we have authorised charges against two women who took part in a demonstration in central London last month.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Ex-police employee caught leaking information about Operation Venetic is jailed

A police employee who leaked sensitive information about a covert investigation into organised crime has been jailed.

| Press Release , CPS News

Student Malakai Wheeler sentenced for sharing terror documents

At Winchester Crown Court, Malakai Wheeler was given an extended sentence of seven years - six years in custody with an extended licence of one year. He had previously been convicted of multiple terrorism offences. 

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Robert Stewart MP guilty of racist abuse

An MP has been found guilty of racially abusing a member of the public today (3 November 2023) at Westminster Magistrates’ Court after a one-day trial.

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

Organised crime group who conspired to import £11m of cocaine hidden in shipment of bananas jailed

Four men have been jailed a combined total of 62 years for conspiring to import 139kg of cocaine into the country hidden in a shipment of bananas.

| Press Release , International and organised crime, Drug offences , CPS News

So-called football fan convicted of hate crime after making racist gestures at Rio Ferdinand

A so-called football fan has been convicted of a hate crime after making racist gestures toward former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand.

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

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Please note that our Press Office is not able to deal with issues or queries from members of the public - these contact details are for accredited journalists ONLY. Do not call this number unless you a member of the press. For all general enquiries, please call the General Enquiries line: 020 3357 0899 or 020 3357 0000 (09:00-17:00, Monday-Friday) or visit

If you are a national or international journalist with a media enquiry, you can contact the CPS Press Office on 020 3357 0906 or email (9am-5pm weekdays only).

For out-of-hours media enquiries please call 020 3357 0906 to reach the duty press officer.

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Contacts: Local media

Richard Paull
Telephone: 02920 803950

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Graham Buchanan
Telephone: 0115 852 3343

East of England
Gillian Andrews
Telephone: 01245 455027

London (North and South)
Diana Wong and Molly Barker
Telephone: 020 3357 0858

Jackie Rand
Telephone: 0151 239 6334

North East
Chris Black
Telephone: 0191 260 4216

North West
Kerry Bell
Telephone: 0161 827 4705

South East
Cheryl Pendry
Telephones: 01227 655862 / 07876 390054

South West
Gary Cockram
Telephone: 0117 930 2968

Thames and Chiltern
Angie Patton
Telephone: 01189 513625

Wendy Wyeth
Telephone: 02380 673873

West Midlands
Kofo Baptist
Telephone: 0203 357 0625

Yorkshire and Humberside
Elizabeth Ogborn
Telephones: 0113 290 2839 / 07500 835186

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If you follow us on social media, you can expect posts covering some or all of the following:

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  • 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 social media 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.

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