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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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No charges for ex-police officers in original Stephen Lawrence investigation

Nick Price, head of the CPS Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division, said: “The appalling racist murder of Stephen Lawrence 30 years ago had far-reaching implications on policing in this country, and for the nation as a whole. 

| Press Release , CPS News

COVID-19 fraudster sentenced for laundering nearly £200k from taxpayers

A fraudster who sought to exploit the taxpayer through a COVID-19 support scheme has been sentenced today (3 July 2023).

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Junior doctor jailed for running a dark web site which shared indecent images of children

A NHS junior doctor who worked with elderly patients has today been jailed for his role in a dark web chat site dedicated to sharing indecent images of children.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

Paedophile who went abroad to sexually abuse children jailed for 21 years

A paedophile has been jailed for travelling to other countries to sexually abuse children and advising others on how to do the same on a dark web chat site.

| Press Release , International and organised crime , CPS News

CPS colleagues recognised in Birthday Honours list

Congratulations to our two colleagues who have been recognised for their contribution to the justice system in the Birthday Honours List published on 16 June 2023.

| Press Release , CPS News

CPS authorises sexual offence charges against Michael Lockwood

Rosemary Ainslie, Head of the Special Crime Division at the CPS, said: “After carefully considering all of the evidence provided to us by Humberside Police, we have authorised charges against Michael Lockwood, 64, for nine offences under the Sexual Offences Act 1956.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

Company owner jailed and firm fined £700,000 after death of employee

A garden supplies company owner has been jailed and the firm has been fined £700,000 after a worker was crushed to death by a robotic packing arm.

| Press Release , CPS News

Former boss of a City of London foreign exchange company jailed for an around £70m fraud

The former director of a finance company, based in the City of London, has been imprisoned today (9 June 2023) of being responsible for an around £70m investment fraud, which stole money from members of the public.

| Press Release , CPS News

Ex-England footballer and criminal gang member is ordered to pay back £69,747.70 for supplying drugs

A former England U19 footballer has been ordered to pay back £69,747.70 in confiscation after being convicted of supplying cannabis and money laundering offences as part of an organised criminal gang.

| News Item , International and organised crime, Fraud and economic crime, Proceeds of crime , CPS News

Senior police officer charged with five offences

Nick Price, Head of the Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division at the CPS, said: “We have authorised charges against Superintendent Novlett Robyn Williams, 58, for five offences relating to breaches of notification requirements.

| Press Release , CPS News

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