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DPP's Speech to the Forensic Science Regulator’s Annual Conference

Good morning. Thank you, Gill, for inviting me here today, and thank you for the contribution that you and your staff are making to improve the quality of forensic science in the criminal justice system; your work is so important, and I am very pleased to have the opportunity to speak to you all.

| Speech , CPS News

Robber who attacked 11 lone women in Newham jailed

A robber who systematically targeted lone women inside their cars in Newham has been jailed for nine years.

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

Conspirators in fake security van raid convicted of £320k theft

Two accomplices who falsely reported a hold-up on a security van were yesterday (28 February) sentenced to a total of nine-and-a-half-years in prison after being convicted of conspiracy to steal almost £320,000.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS, South East News

Kingpin of North Wales drugs gangs sentenced

The boss of a multi-million pound Class A drug-smuggling operation, has been sentenced to ten years’ imprisonment.

| Press Release , Drug offences , CPS, Cymru/Wales News

CPS seizes assets from Huddersfield grooming gang member

A member of a Huddersfield grooming gang who was also selling cannabis and money laundering has had more than £38,000 worth of assets confiscated by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

| Press Release , Proceeds of crime , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Boyfriend found guilty of the manslaughter of Louella Fletcher-Michie

A musician who supplied his girlfriend with an illegal Class A drug at a festival has today been convicted of her manslaughter by gross negligence.

| Press Release , Drug offences , CPS, Wessex News

Bradford sex gang jailed today over multiple child sexual exploitation offences

Nine men who were found guilty of a range of sexual offences against two young and vulnerable victims have been sentenced to a total of more than 132 years today.

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

UPDATE: Teenager guilty of rape and murder of 14-year-old girl

A 16-year-old boy has been found guilty of the rape and murder of a teenage girl.

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

MP charged over alleged falsification of Parliamentary invoices

Following a decision by the CPS, a Member of Parliament has today been charged with offences in relation to claims he made for Parliamentary expenses.

| Press Release , CPS News

Family sentenced over £240,000 theft and damage at Thwaites brewery

Two family members who ransacked the historic Thwaites Brewery, causing more than £240,000 in damage, were sentenced to a combined eight years in prison today.

| Press Release , CPS, North West 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/Nazia Dewji
Email: london.communications@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 020 7147 7937/020 3357 1994

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
Angie Patton
Email: Angie.Patton@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 01189 513625

Marie-Dominique Meunier
Email: marie.meunier@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 02380 673809

West Midlands
Riddhi Mardania
Email: Riddhi.Mardania@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0121 262 1583

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


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