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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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Coventry hoax caller who faked hostage situation in major 'swatting' incident sentenced

A British video gamer who faked a hostage situation in a telephone call to U.S authorities that resulted in a man being left with life-changing injuries has been sentenced.

| Press Release , Cyber / online crime , CPS, West Midlands News

Man jailed for sending envelopes of white powder to schools and shopping centres

A man who sent suspicious packages containing white powder to schools, retail outlets and shopping centres has been jailed.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Racial and religious based offences drive increase in hate crime cases

Prosecutors charged 10 per cent more hate crime cases in the final three months of 2023, statistics out today (April 18) show.

| Press Release , Hate crime , CPS News

Man sentenced to hospital order for setting fire to worshippers as they left mosques

A man who set alight two elderly worshippers as they left mosques in London and Birmingham has been sentenced to a hospital order - and cannot be released without the approval of the Secretary of State. 

| Press Release , CPS News

Millionaire landlady jailed for Modern Slavery offences forced to pay £200k to victim

A landlady who was jailed for keeping a vulnerable woman in domestic servitude has had to sell a property to pay the victim back almost £200,000. 

| Press Release , Proceeds of crime , CPS News

Everton fan sentenced after mocking Munich air disaster

An Everton supporter has been sentenced for tragedy chanting after making gestures at Manchester United fans, mocking the Munich air disaster.

| Press Release , CPS, North West News

CPS authorises charges following the death of Kulsuma Akter in Bradford.

CPS authorises charges following the death of Kulsuma Akter in Bradford.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS News

Three men jailed for their involvement in the large-scale supply of illegal drugs

Three men have today been jailed for their involvement in a drug enterprise which saw the large scale selling of drugs on the dark web and their onward transmission via post in disguised packaging.

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

UPDATED WITH SENTENCE: Former police officer jailed after having sex with woman during 999 call to her home

A police officer who had sex with a woman after responding to a 999 call at her home has been jailed.

| Press Release , CPS News

Stephen Bear ordered to pay £22,305 Confiscation Order

Today at Chelmsford Crown Court, a Confiscation Order of £22,305 was given to Stephen Bear, to retrieve the ill-gotten gains he accumulated from publishing explicit content to a subscription site without the consent of those involved.

| Press Release , Proceeds of crime , CPS News

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