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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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David Carrick: CPS authorises 12 further charges

The Crown Prosecution Service has today authorised Hertfordshire Constabulary to charge Metropolitan Police officer David Carrick with 12 additional offences.

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

Criminal justice after COVID-19 - Max Hill QC, Director of Public Prosecutions

Future of Legal Practice series – King’s College London – 17 March

| Speech , CPS News

Police Officer guilty of rape

A West Yorkshire Police Sergeant has today been found guilty of raping a woman at a mutual friend’s house after they had been out drinking together.

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

Former councillor pleads guilty to posting racist comments about England football players

A former Shropshire parish councillor has pleaded guilty to posting racist content about England football players on social media.

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

Convicted people-smugglers ordered to pay over £30,000 in confiscation orders

Four convicted people smugglers, who assisted in the unlawful immigration of 39 people from Vietnam who died in the back of a lorry in Essex, have been ordered to pay £31,493.47 in confiscation orders.

| Press Release , CPS News

Pharmaceutical company sentenced for mistake which left a toddler hospitalised

Pharmaceutical company Syri Limited has been fined today (2 March 2022) for supplying medicine with a lower than stated dose which resulted in a toddler needing hospital treatment for several days.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

White supremacist jailed over antisemitic COVID claims

A white supremacist who stirred up racial hatred by printing and delivering leaflets, and posting online false claims that Jewish people were behind a Coronavirus hoax, controlled the media and were evil, has been sentenced to more than eight years' imprisonment, with an extended four-year licence.

| Press Release , Terrorism, Hate crime , CPS News

Football fan sentenced for online racial abuse of Rio Ferdinand

A so-called football supporter who racially abused a famous ex-player on Twitter after the Euros 2020 final, has today (1 March 2022) been sentenced for these offences.

| Press Release , Hate crime , CPS, Thames and Chiltern News

CPS statement on guilty plea for Koci Selamaj in murder of Sabina Nessa

Koci Selamaj pleaded guilty today at the Old Bailey to the murder of Sabina Nessa. He will be sentenced on 7 April.

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

CPS Says: CPS and NPCC respond toThe Criminal Justice Joint Inspection (CJJI) of how well the criminal justice system serves survivors of rape

Max Hill QC, Director of Public Prosecutions said: “We know victims of sexual offences can suffer lasting trauma, and too often their experience of the criminal justice system adds to their suffering. The CPS is committed to making the changes needed so that more victims see justice.

| CPS says , Sexual offences , CPS News

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