Contact CPS North West


1st floor
Stocklund House
Castle Street
Cumbria CA3 8SY
DX 744700 Carlisle 11
Tel: 01228 882900
Fax: 01228 882910


3rd Floor
The Unicentre
Lords Walk
DX 723741 Preston 20
Tel: 01772 208100
Fax: 01772 208277

Greater Manchester

P.O. Box 237
8th floor
Sunlight House
Quay Street
Manchester M60 3PS
DX No:744372 Manchester 53
Tel: 0161 827 4700

Victims' Right to Review

The CPS has launched a new initiative called the Victims' Right to Review Scheme which makes it easier for victims to seek a review of a CPS decision not to bring charges or to terminate proceedings.

If you are a victim seeking to exercise your right to request a review of a CPS decision not to bring charges, discontinue proceedings or offer no evidence in a case, please see the guidance on the main CPS website.

If you wish to exercise your right to request a review of a CPS decision, please contact us on the contact details above or by sending an email to:

Please note that the scheme applies only in relation to qualifying decisions made on or after 5 June 2013.

Contact Information for Defence

The following email addresses are for the sole use of defence firms who are on the Criminal Justice Secure email system (CJSM).

Please note if you have sent this email from any account other than a CJSM account we will not respond electronically to your request. Further information on CJSM

Please ensure that the following information is provided in the email:

  • SUBJECT BOX Defendants full name, date of hearing and court centre.
  • BODY OF EMAIL - Defendants name, date of birth, court venue, date of hearing, URN/Crest Number, Your Reference, nature of the request

Failure to include this information will result in a delay processing your request.

Greater Manchester

All requests for Initial Detail of Presentation Cases (IDPC) should be emailed to

For other enquiries about Magistrates Court cases (other than for cases going to trial) email

For Magistrates Court cases proceeding towards trial email

For Crown Court appeals email

For all other Crown Court correspondence email

Lancashire and Cumbria

For Crown Court business email

For Magistrates Court business email

Contact Information for media

For media enquiries:

If you are from local and regional media please contact 01772 208283 or 01772 208267

If you are from national media please contact the national CPS Press Office on 020 3357 0906