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In Surrey, CPS staff are located with staff from Surrey Police at our Guildford office.

The CPS in Surrey is responsible for taking around 14,000 cases to the magistrates' courts in Guildford and Staines.

Our team also prosecutes just under 1,400 cases each year at Guildford Crown Court.

High profile cases that the CPS has handled in Surrey include:

The murder of schoolgirl Millie Dowler in 2002, who was abducted on her way home from school in Walton-on-Thames. Levi Bellfield was subsequently found guilty of murdering her in 2011 and sentenced to life imprisonment.

  • The case of a woman who used false male identities to have sexual encounters with two victims, aged 15 and 16. She admitted two counts of sexual assault and one charge of fraud and was jailed for two and a half years in March 2012.
  • A unique case against four men, accused of carrying out a £1.75 million raid on a warehouse in Heathrow. Because of what was described as the very significant danger of jury tampering, the case became the first English criminal trial to be heard without a jury. A single judge sentenced the four to prison terms ranging from 15 years to life.