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Man convicted of murdering 80-year-old woman

A man has been convicted of murdering an 80-year-old widow in an allotment shed.

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

Mother and partner convicted following death of baby boy

A mother whose 24-day-old baby son died of head injuries has been convicted of causing or allowing his death, along with her partner.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Wessex News

Gang convicted of forcing victim to drink corrosive ammonia after luring him to fake music video shoot

Three people have been convicted of laying an ambush for two men, throwing corrosive ammonia at one of them and forcing the other man to drink the liquid.

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

Man jailed for taking eggs from the nests of wild birds

A man who took thousands of eggs from the nests of wild birds to create a personal collection at his home has been jailed today (27 November).

| Press Release , CPS, East of England News

Men jailed for selling unlicensed medicines to sick patients

Four people who manufactured and sold an unlicensed drug to patients suffering from conditions including cancer, multiple sclerosis, HIV and autism have been sentenced today (27 November).

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Bus company fined £2.3m for fatal crash in Coventry

A bus company has been fined £2.3million today (27 November) for breaking health and safety laws prior to a crash in Coventry where two people died.

| Press Release , Driving offences , CPS News

Gang convicted of violent attack which saw corrosive substance squirted at bystanders

Nine men have been convicted of carrying out a violent attack which saw a corrosive substance squirted at bystanders trying to stop a street assault.

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

Woman who stalked ex-boyfriend in Brighton jailed

A woman who orchestrated stalking campaigns against her former boyfriend and a woman she believed to be his new partner has been jailed for four years today (Nov 22).

| Press Release , CPS, South East News

Man jailed for targeting grieving families with online abuse

A man who admitted targeting Facebook memorial pages with sickening messages has been jailed for 14 months today (15 Oct) at Newcastle Crown Court.

| Press Release , Cyber / online crime , CPS, North East News

Letter from DPP Max Hill to The Times in response to their leading article of 14 November 2018


You are right that I am determined to build trust in the Crown Prosecution Service, which means correcting fundamental mistakes about our role such as those in your leading article (Up Hill Task, Nov 14).

| CPS says , CPS News

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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

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Christian Taylor / David Lindsell / Nazia Dewji
Email: london.communications@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 020 7147 7937 / 020 3357 0087020 3357 1994

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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
Email: ThamesChiltern.ABC@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 01727 798700, select option 5

Sarah Cartwright
Email: sarah.cartwright@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 02380 673806

West Midlands
Vinny Bolina
Email: Vinny.Bolina@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 0121 262 1531 / 0121 262 1644

Yorkshire and Humberside
Elizabeth Ogborn
Email: elizabeth.ogborn@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 0113 290 2839 / 07500 835186


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