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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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Man who attacked female PC with sledgehammer jailed for seven years

Cayle Lynch, 25, hit out at the female Metropolitan police officer who was attending a domestic violence call-out after neighbours reported a woman screaming and a man with a knife in Sunningfields Road in Hendon on 10 August last year.

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

Newcastle man sentenced for live streaming bomb hoax

A Newcastle man who live-streamed a bomb hoax has been sentenced at Newcastle Crown Court today.

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

Dark web drug dealer jailed after rebooting world’s biggest online drug marketplace

A dark web drug dealer has been convicted after he rebooted notorious trading website Silk Road when it was shut down by the FBI.

| Press Release , Cyber / online crime, Drug offences, Sexual offences , CPS News

Joe Atkinson sentenced to life for murder of Poppy Devey-Waterhouse

The murderer of 24-year-old maths graduate Poppy Devey-Waterhouse has been sentenced to life imprisonment today.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Man jailed for abusing boys at Shirley Oaks children's home

Patrick Grant, 69, was convicted of eight counts of indecent assault on three victims at Fircroft Children's Home in Surbiton, Rowan House - a Shirley Oaks Children's Home in South Norwood, and Walker House in Cardiff, South Wales.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, London South News

Raiders disguised as police convicted over attempted robbery on home

A gang of intruders who held up a family home masquerading as policemen have today (12 April) been convicted of conspiracy to rob.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, South East News

Theatre manager jailed for stealing from a Liverpool playhouse

An assistant manager at a theatre in Liverpool has pleaded guilty to stealing £273,109 from the business.

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Corrupt civil servant jailed for trying to extort man set to be removed

A corrupt immigration officer has been jailed for three years and nine months for attempting to extort money from an Indian national who was due to be removed from the UK.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Rapist who faked disability to avoid justice jailed

A multiple rapist who tried to evade justice by pretending to be wheelchair-bound and mentally impaired has been sentenced today, after being caught on camera climbing a drain pipe onto the roof of his house.

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Police accountant sentenced for theft of £44,000

Andrew Smart (10/6/83) was sentenced yesterday (9 April) at Teesside Crown Court for stealing over £44,000 from Police Sports Fund UK, of which he was Treasurer. Smart was given a 12-month suspended sentence and ordered to undertake 240 hours of unpaid work.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

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Email: yasser.mehmood@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 7147 7725

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Lisa Ettridge
Email: lisa.ettridge@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 1459

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Rob Smith
Email: rob.smith@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 7147 7547

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Cymru/Wales
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

London (North and South)
Christian Taylor/Nazia Dewji
Email: london.communications@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 020 7147 7937/020 3357 1994

Mersey-Cheshire
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

Wessex
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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