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09/11/2017

Man sentenced to twenty years for manslaughter after setting fire to a family home

A man who killed a father and his young daughter after setting their home alight to cover up a burglary has been sentenced to twenty years today.

07/11/2017

Duo found guilty of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice

Two men, Shahrear Miah and Abdilahi Ahmed were found guilty today (7 November) at Leeds Crown Court of conspiracy to pervert the course of justice. Five other defendants - Raja Hussain, Jonaade Hussain, Waqas Ahmad, Zafarullah Ahmad and Jamie Lee Lawson pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing.

16/10/2017

Hate Crime Week - Hate Crime Uplifts

To mark the beginning of Hate Crime Week, here is a selection of some recent cases in which the uplift was successfully applied.

02/10/2017

Woman sentenced to 12 months for concealing her dead baby in a drain

Sinead Connett (29) from Hertford, has been sentenced to 12 months at Grimsby Crown Court today after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to concealing the birth of a child.

22/08/2017

Tougher prison sentences for 'hate crime' perpetrators

Hundreds of defendants a month are being handed stiffer sentences because they have committed a hate crime motivated by prejudice.

17/08/2017

Teenager guilty of schoolboy killing in row over girl

A 17-year-old boy has today (17 August) been found guilty of the manslaughter of a schoolboy in a row over a girl.

08/08/2017

Former South Yorkshire policeman sentenced to 12 months for misconduct in public office

A former South Yorkshire policeman, Adrian Pogmore has today been sentenced to 12 months in prison at Sheffield Crown Court. Pogmore pleaded guilty to four charges of misconduct in public office on the first day of his trial. Four other men were found not guilty of the same offence.

27/07/2017

19 year old sentenced to life for brutal murder of his mother's boyfriend

Daniel Reed, aged 19, has today pleaded guilty to the murder of Shaun Skelton, his mother's boyfriend, on 5 March, in York. He was sentenced at Leeds Crown Court to life imprisonment, with a minimum term of 24 years.

20/07/2017

Violent rapist sentenced to 22 years in prison

Leo Del Pellegrino, who was obsessed with rape and subjected a woman he met via a dating app to multiple sexual offences has been sentenced to an extended sentence of 22 years in prison at Sheffield Crown Court today.

14/07/2017

Lincolnshire firm sentenced following death of motorist

J.E. Dale Farmers Limited has today pleaded guilty at Grimsby Crown Court to offences under section 3 of the Health and Safety At Work Act 1974 (HSWA), and were fined £45,000 plus £30,000 costs.

11/07/2017

Thirteen motorcyclists convicted after mass bike ride through Leeds

Thirteen motorcyclists have been sentenced today (11 July) for taking part in a mass ride which caused widespread chaos in Leeds city centre.

03/07/2017

Hate Crime Uplifts

Here is a selection of some recent cases in which the uplift was successfully applied.

09/06/2017

Bradford trio jailed for £160,873 fraud on Legal Aid Agency

Mohammed Ayub, formerly principal partner at Chambers Solicitors, Bradford, together with Neil Frew, former head of the immigration department at Chambers and Mohammed Riaz, the brother of Mohammed Ayub, have today been sentenced to a total of eight years and three months in jail at Teesside Crown Court.

09/06/2017

Man jailed following four-hour car-jacking spree in Hull

A Humberside man has been sentenced to nine years' imprisonment with an extended period of four years on licence at Hull Crown Court today after embarking on a four hour drink and drug-fuelled carjacking spree in Hull, armed with an imitation firearm, in the early hours of 3 March 2017.

19/05/2017

Hemsworth quadruple fatal crash: Driver, passenger and 'spectators' sentenced

The driver of a Nissan 350z, Daniel Raynor, and his passenger, Matthew Todd, were today both sentenced to nine years at Leeds Crown Court after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to four charges of causing death by dangerous driving. Raynor was disqualified from driving for 15 years and Todd for 10 years.

28/04/2017

Four men and a woman sentenced for Child Sexual Exploitation offences

Four men and one woman have today at Sheffield Crown Court (April 28) been given prison sentences totalling 43 years for offences involving child sexual exploitation.

07/04/2017

Hate Crime Sentencing Uplifts

Read below the latest series of hate crime case studies involving sentencing uplifts.

06/04/2017

Grimsby man sentenced after trying to set fire to himself at petrol pump

Vilmantas Zuikis has today been sentenced to 16 months in prison after attempting to set fire to himself at a petrol station on Cleethorpes Rd, Grimsby. Brandishing the petrol hose in one hand and a cigarette lighter in the other, he attempted to ignite the fuel, but was prevented from doing so by quick-thinking staff at the garage.

29/03/2017

Driver sentenced to two years for causing serious injury by dangerous driving

Luke Horsley has today been sentenced to two years in jail for causing serious injury after losing control of his vehicle in whilst negotiating a bend at high speed on Wellholme Rd, Grimsby in July 2016. He was also banned for driving for five years.

28/03/2017

Ampleforth music teacher sentenced to 28 months for sexual activity with pupil

Dara De Cogan, formerly a music teacher at Ampleforth College in North Yorkshire, has been sentenced today (28 March) to 28 months' imprisonment at York Crown Court after pleading guilty at an earlier hearing to ten counts of sexual activity with a child when in a position of trust. Two further charges were left to lie on file.

23/03/2017

Four men and a woman found guilty of child sexual exploitation

Brothers Christopher, Matthew and Shane Whiteley, and Amanda Spencer and Taleb Bapir were convicted of a total of 15 counts relating to five victims after a seven-week-long trial at Sheffield Crown Court.

15/03/2017

Grimsby nightclub doorman sentenced for brutal attack on patron

James Turgoose has today been sentenced to 15 months' imprisonment suspended for two years, 300 hours' unpaid work, six days of rehabilitation and ordered to pay £3,000 compensation to his victim, after being convicted of grievous bodily harm following an incident at Hype Bar, Grimsby on 6 November 2015.

06/03/2017

Hull man sentenced to three years for attack and threats to his ex-partner

Jonathan Hunt has been jailed for three years at Hull Crown Court today after pleading guilty to breaching a restraining order, putting a person in fear of violence, assault by beating and dangerous driving.

28/02/2017

Leeds 'Cash for Crash': Four men sentenced to over thirty-six years

Sabbir Hussain, Raja Hussain, Shahreah Mia and Muhammad Ubaidullah have been sentenced today to a total of 36 years six months for their parts in a cash for crash conspiracy which resulted in the death of an 88 year old woman.

21/02/2017

CPS Yorkshire and Humberside response to HMCPSI inspection

The Crown Prosecution Service in Yorkshire and Humberside has strong leadership and communications, works effectively with its criminal justice partners and is committed to delivering staff engagement and development according to a report published today by Her Majesty's CPS Inspectorate.

08/02/2017

Former employees of Wetherby residential school sentenced to 46 years for sex offences

Roy Allen and Roy Lovatt, former members of staff at Thorpe Arch Grange residential school near Wetherby, have been sentenced to 46 years in prison at Leeds Crown Court today (8 February). The offending included 19 sex offences against five young boys who were resident at the school in the 1970s and 80s.

08/02/2017

First man extradited from Pakistan since 2005 jailed for double murder

Mohammed Zubair was sentenced at Bradford Crown Court today to a minimum of 32 years in prison. A jury yesterday found him guilty of the murders of Ahmedin Khyel and Imran Khan in May 2011.

02/02/2017

Six men jailed for 81 ˝ years for child sex offences in Rotherham

Six men have today been sentenced to a total of 81 1/2 years' imprisonment at Sheffield Crown Court for non-recent child sexual offences involving two victims in Rotherham. Five of the six men were convicted on 25 January at Sheffield Crown Court, and the sixth pleaded guilty to one offence at a hearing last year.

01/02/2017

East Yorkshire stable hand sentenced to life for Fiona Southwell's murder

Daniel Edwards has been unanimously convicted at Hull Crown Court today of the murder of 60 year old Fiona Southwell at Grange Farm, Seaton, East Yorkshire in July 2016. He has been sentenced to life with a minimum term of 24 years.

01/02/2017

Grimsby man sentenced for brutal assault on his 93 year old mother

Joseph Kaczowski has been sentenced to a hospital order at Grimsby Crown Court today, after he pleaded guilty to a charge of grievous bodily harm with intent. In July 2015 he viciously attacked his elderly mother following an argument over taking his medication.

25/01/2017

Rotherham gang found guilty of 21 child sex offences

Matloob Hussain, Mohammed Maneer Sadiq, and brothers Basharat, Nasser and Tayab Dad, have been convicted of 21 non-recent child sex offences at Sheffield Crown Court today. They will be sentenced on 2 February.

20/01/2017

Grimsby landlord sentenced to two years nine months following angle grinder incident

William Clarke has today been sentenced to two years nine months in jail after breaking into his tenant's property armed with an angle grinder and claw hammer, threatening to kill the occupants and smashing up their belongings, in retribution for a late rent payment.

20/01/2017

Grimsby couple jailed for 13 years for death of four year old

John Pyke and Michala Rytting from Grimsby have both been jailed for 13 years following the death of Pyke's daughter, Poppy, in June 2013.

18/01/2017

Hate Crime Sentencing uplifts January 2017

Read below the latest series of hate crime case studies involving sentencing uplifts.

17/01/2017

Man jailed for 15 months following sexual assault on young girl in Scunthorpe

Florin Fechete was sentenced to 15 months' imprisonment at Grimsby Crown Court today. Fechete followed a young girl as she walked her dog before school, and sexually assaulted her.

23/12/2016

Hull man sentenced to eleven years for attempting to murder his wife

Ion Tontu has today been sentenced at Grimsby Crown Court after stabbing his wife eleven times in a jealous rage.

16/12/2016

Top prosecutors urge Leeds sex workers to report crimes of sexual violence

Two senior prosecutors from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) met a group of six sex workers in Leeds today to discuss how the CPS approaches cases involving crimes of sexual violence committed against sex workers, and to answer questions the women have about all aspects of the prosecution process.

16/12/2016

Jason Thaxter found guilty of the murder of his mother's partner

Jason Thaxter has today (16 December) been found guilty at Sheffield Crown Court of the murder six years ago of Tommy Groome, his mother's long-term partner, and conspiracy to prevent the burial of a corpse. His mother, June Buttle pleaded guilty to manslaughter in 2015 and is already serving a 16 year prison sentence. The body has never been found.

02/12/2016

Rotherham man sentenced to nine years in jail for child sex offences

Corie Adams has pleaded guilty to eleven offences relating to child sexual abuse and has today at Sheffield Crown Court been sentenced to nine years' imprisonment.

25/11/2016

Scunthorpe carer sentenced to 28 months for stealing over £17,000 from 91 year old client

Sarah Maguire, a carer, systematically raided the bank account of one of her clients - a 91 year old gentleman from Scunthorpe whose eyesight was failing. Between January and April 2016, she stole over £16,000 using his PIN number at local ATM machines and through online transfers. The theft was discovered when the bank noticed unusual and regular amounts leaving his account.

23/11/2016

Bradford trio convicted of conspiracy to defraud Legal Aid Agency

Mohammed Ayub, formerly principal partner at Chambers Solicitors, Bradford, together with Neil Frew, former head of the immigration department at Chambers and Mohammed Riaz the brother of Mohammed Ayub have today been convicted of conspiracy to defraud the Legal Aid Agency of several hundreds of thousands of pounds at Sheffield Crown Court.

21/11/2016

Hate Crime Sentencing Uplifts

When a defendant is convicted of a hate crime, the CPS can apply for a sentencing 'uplift' which has the effect of increasing the sentence. Some recent successful case studies are summarised below.

18/11/2016

Domestic abuser sentenced to life for attempted murder of his girlfriend

Oliver Mayes was today sentenced to life with a minimum term of seven and a half years at Hull Crown Court for the attempted murder of his then girlfriend, Krissy Connolly, following an horrific attack at their home on the evening of 19 May 2016. Mayes pleaded guilty at a hearing on 12 August 2016 to her attempted murder and the wounding with intent of a friend who witnessed the incident.

18/11/2016

Scunthorpe man sentenced to five years six months for campaign of intimidation and attempted arson

Mark Brannan has today been sentenced to five and a half years imprisonment at Grimsby Crown Court after waging a campaign of escalating intimidation and violence against the father of his former fiancée.

10/11/2016

Doncaster man found guilty of manslaughter of girlfriend's baby

James Larkin has today been found guilty of manslaughter, perverting the course of justice and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice.

04/11/2016

Rotherham child sexual exploitation gang sentenced to a total of 96 years

Eight men from Rotherham involved in the systematic targeting and sexual exploitation of young girls have today (4 November) been sentenced to a total of 96 years at Sheffield Crown Court.

27/10/2016

Former finance boss at Leeds Theatre jailed for five years

Peter Alp, former Head of Finance at Leeds Grand has today (27 October) been jailed for five years for defrauding the theatre of over £178,000. His co-defendant Dean Oates was jailed for one year and four months.

21/10/2016

Fraudster sentenced to 8 1/2 years over £200K online dating scam

A fraudster who signed up to an online dating site and tricked two women of over £200,000 has been sentenced to eight years and six months at Bradford Crown Court today.

21/10/2016

Driver sentenced to 7 1/2 years for causing death and serious injury to four young boys

On 7 March 2015, Thomas McMeekin, who was 21 years old at the time, gave a lift to four young boys. Driving at recklessly high speeds along Geldard Road in Leeds, the defendant crashed. Two of his young passengers were killed, one was left paraplegic and the other sustained serious head injuries. The defendant himself was severely injured in the incident and is now tetraplegic.

17/10/2016

Rotherham gang found guilty of 16 charges relating to the sexual exploitation of young girls

Eight men from Rotherham involved in the systematic targeting and sexual exploitation of young girls have today (17 October) been convicted at Sheffield Crown Court.

14/10/2016

Scunthorpe road rage driver guilty of grievous bodily harm sentenced to six years

Mohammed Abdullah has today been found guilty of grievous bodily harm with intent and dangerous following a road rage incident in Scunthorpe in the early hours of 14 April.

23/09/2016

Former businessman from Bradford, Philip Longbottom, given a life sentence for non-recent sexual abuse

Philip Longbottom has today been sentenced to life with a minimum term of seven years, at Bradford Crown Court, after pleading guilty to 43 charges against 12 victims, involving child sex abuse, rape, buggery and the rape and sexual assault of a 19 year old man.

01/08/2016

Bradford trio convicted of £150,000 fraud on Department for Education

Sajid Raza, Shabana Hussain and Daud Khan have been found guilty at Leeds Crown Court today of defrauding the Department for Education of £150,000 in connection with setting up a Free School - Kings Science Academy - in Bradford.

16/06/2016

CPS Statement - Operation Kaddie

The Crown Prosecution Service has decided that no further action should be taken against a 75-year-old man who was investigated by South Yorkshire Police for allegations of non-recent sexual abuse.

16/06/2016

Calderdale child abusers jailed for over 150 years

Thirteen men have been sentenced to more than 150 years in prison for non-recent child sex offences. Four more men will be sentenced tomorrow (17 June) at Leeds Crown Court for five offences, along with a further defendant convicted in an earlier trial. The offending mainly took place in Halifax and Bradford between 2009 and 2011.

15/06/2016

Julie Bowman from CPS Yorkshire and Humberside awarded OBE

Julie Bowman, a senior business manager from CPS Yorkshire and Humberside has been awarded an OBE in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for services to law and order, particularly for her work in introducing paperless digital working to the criminal justice system.

24/05/2016

Curry house owner sentenced to six years for manslaughter of peanut allergy sufferer

The owner of a curry house in Easingwold, North Yorkshire, was sentenced at Teesside Crown Court to six years in prison following his conviction for the manslaughter of one of his customers, for allowing him to be served with a meal containing peanuts.

26/04/2016

Three carers plead guilty in Keldgate Manor Care Home case

Tracy Priestley, Sophie Hinchsliff and Danielle Snowden have pleaded guilty to neglecting an elderly care home resident. The three were caught on camera mocking the vulnerable old lady, and were sentenced at Hull Crown Court today.

14/03/2016

David Lawler found guilty of murdering Bradford grandfather Clement Desmier

David Lawler, 33, has been found guilty at Bradford Crown Court today of murdering Bradford grandfather Clement 'Butch' Desmier. Lawler has also been found guilty of intimidating a witness. His co-defendant, Nathan Jefferson, 20, pleaded guilty to murder at an earlier hearing.

26/02/2016

Rotherham child sex abuse gang sentenced

The Rotherham gang who earlier this week were found guilty of a raft of child sexual abuse charges have been sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court today.

12/02/2016

Kirklees: Bed manufacturer jailed for 27 months for conspiracy to traffic workers

Mohammed Rafiq, a factory owner who employed large numbers of Hungarians as a "slave workforce" in his multi-million pound bed manufacturing business has today been sentenced to 27 months' imprisonment for conspiracy to traffic. The case came to light after two Hungarians, Janos Orsos and Ferenc Illes, were arrested and subsequently convicted of human trafficking charges.

04/01/2016

East Riding: Former Chaplain and headmaster convicted for 35 non-recent sex offences

James Carragher (75) and Anthony McCallen (69) have today been sentenced at Leeds Crown Court for 35 sex offences against 11 young boys between 1970 and 1991 who were in the care of a residential home for troubled boys near Market Weighton in the East Riding of Yorkshire. James Carragher has been sentenced to nine years in prison and Anthony McCallen has been sentenced to 15 years in prison.

18/12/2015

Eleven men found guilty of child sexual exploitation

Ten men have been found guilty at Bradford Crown Court today of a total of 16 charges of raping a child. An eleventh man, Mohammed Akram, was convicted of sexual activity with a child and a twelfth man, Khalid Mahmood, pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to charges of raping a child.

16/11/2015

Liverpool gang jailed for 101 years following violent robbery in Hull

A five-handed gang of violent robbers from Liverpool has been sentenced to a total of 101 years today at Hull Crown Court for their parts in a domestic robbery during which two men were subjected to extreme violence - and the pet dog of one of the victims was stabbed.

13/11/2015

Former Olympic athlete sentenced to years for child sex offences

David Smith, who represented Great Britain at hammer-throwing in the 1996 Olympics was sentenced today at Grimsby Crown Court to two years in jail after pleading guilty to six charges of obtaining the sexual services of a child.

12/11/2015

Hull man sentenced to eight and a half years for manslaughter of his baby son

Liam Laverick has today been sentenced to eight and a half years at Hull Crown Court after a jury found him guilty of the manslaughter of his baby son, Tommy Lee.

20/10/2015

Bus stop rapist given 20 year extended sentence at Leeds Crown Court

Zdenko Turtak, who raped and viciously assaulted an 18 year old woman at a Leeds bus stop in March 2015, before fleeing to Slovakia, has been given an extended sentence of 20 years, with a custodial element of 14 years for rape, and a concurrent sentence of eight years for grievous bodily harm with intent at Leeds Crown Court today.

15/10/2015

National Hate Crime Awareness Week

To coincide with National Hate Crime Awareness Week, here's a good example of a recently-prosecuted homophobic hate crime case where section 146 was successfully applied by the CPS. This means that, if the court agrees it is applicable, the sentence the defendant receives is increased to take account of the hate crime element of the offence.

13/10/2015

Bradford man Tariq Khan sentenced to life for murder, child destruction and assault

Tariq Khan, from Bradford has today been sentenced to life, with a minimum tariff of 25 years at Bradford Crown Court for the murder of his wife, who was 31 weeks pregnant, at her home in June 2015. As a result of the attack, the victim's unborn child also died.

05/10/2015

Man jailed for five years three months for arson attack on Bradford home

Michael Douglas was jailed for five years three months at Bradford Crown Court today after pouring petrol on a house in Bradford.

21/09/2015

Cowardly attacker who beat elderly victim with walking stick jailed

Robbie Baker, who pleaded guilty to affray and unlawful wounding was sentenced to 40 months in prison at Grimsby Crown Court today.

18/09/2015

Robber who tied up victim in his own home jailed for five years

A man who tied up another man in his own home, robbed him and threatened him with a five inch knife has been jailed for five years at Grimsby Crown Court. The frightening attack left the victim afraid to return home.

17/08/2015

Two men sentenced to life for cruel murder of disabled Leeds man

Steven Varley and Michael Gath were sentenced at Leeds Crown Court today to life with a minimum term of 25 years following the brutal murder of Andrew Gordon, 48, at his flat in Leeds.

12/08/2015

Man pleads guilty to the murder of Billy Mankelow

A 31-year old man has today pleaded guilty at Leeds Crown Court to the murder of Billy Mankelow whose body was found in a car park in the 'Dark Arches' under Leeds City Railway Station. Richard Danter met the victim on Friday 24 April 2015 in the city's Viaduct Club and they were seen in the club dancing and socialising with each other by witnesses.

10/08/2015

Bradford schoolboy sentenced to 11 years for teacher stabbing

A 14 year old youth has been sentenced to eleven years at Bradford Crown Court today after pleading guilty at a previous hearing to causing grievous bodily harm with intent. On 11 June 2015, the youth, a pupil at Dixon Kings Academy, Bradford, stabbed his teacher, Vincent Uzomah, in the stomach.

05/08/2015

First 'revenge pornography' case in Bradford successfully prosecuted

Joshua Brook pleaded guilty at Bradford Magistrates' Court to two charges of disclosing private sexual photographs and films with intent to cause distress - in the first conviction in Bradford under the new 'revenge pornography' legislation.

28/07/2015

Runaway vicar sentenced to 32 months

Simon Reynolds, the Church of England vicar who defrauded his parish of over £16,000 was jailed for 32 months at Sheffield Crown Court today.

17/07/2015

Care Association employee sentenced to 20 months for fraud

A team leader at Humberside Independent Care Association was sentenced to 20 months in prison and ordered to pay back £41,022 after defrauding five vulnerable victims.

17/07/2015

Former employee found guilty over Morrisons data theft

Andrew Skelton, a former employee of Morrisons supermarket has today (17 July) been found guilty of fraud, securing unauthorised access to computer material and disclosing personal data, and sentenced to eight years at Bradford Crown Court, in relation to stealing personal data belonging to nearly 100,000 Morrisons employees.

02/07/2015

Andrew Bell sentenced to three years for defrauding 105-year-old Halifax family business of nearly half a million pounds

Andrew Bell, formerly employed as an accountant at Dews Motor Group, Halifax, was sentenced to three years at Bradford Crown Court today for fraud by abuse of position. Bell stole £499,563 from the business over a four year period.

23/06/2015

Simon Holdsworth killing: Shaun Wainwright guilty of murder

Shaun Wainwright has today been found guilty of the murder of his colleague, fellow Sheffield factory worker Simon Holdsworth on 16 December 2013.

22/06/2015

Bradford-based solicitors: Three to face charges of conspiracy to defraud

Mohammed Ayub, Mohammed Riaz and Neil Frew, employees of Bradford-based solicitors Chambers, face charges of conspiracy to defraud and will appear at Leeds Magistrates’ Court on 17 July. The charges relate to payments from the Legal Aid Agency for the provision of interpretation services.

19/06/2015

Grimsby: Former employee sentenced to 28 months for theft of over £137,000

James Cartledge, a former manager with Premier Seafoods Ltd, Grimsby, has today been sentenced to 28 months in prison after pleading guilty to stealing over £137,000 from his employer over a two and a half year period.

16/06/2015

Bradford: Tariq Khan charged with murder and child destruction

A 26-year-old man has been charged with killing a pregnant woman and her unborn child the CPS announced today.

12/06/2015

Youth charged with attempted murder of Bradford teacher

A 14 year old youth has been charged with attempted murder, the CPS announced today.The charge arises following an incident on 11 June at Dixons Kings Academy, Bradford, in which a teacher was stabbed.

05/06/2015

Thirsk woman sentenced to life for ‘mercy killing’

Heather Davidson, of Sowerby, Thirsk, was sentenced to life imprisonment with a minimum term of nine years at Teesside Crown court today after murdering her terminally ill friend, who was a devout Christian and ethically opposed to euthanasia.

02/06/2015

Fifty-one year sentence for men in Leeds child sexual exploitation case

Four men have today been sentenced at Leeds Crown Court to a total of 51 years for child sexual exploitation.

18/05/2015

War veteran’s attacker given extended sentence of 15 years

Harley Newland was today given an extended sentence of fifteen years, with a custodial term of ten years eight months, having savagely attacked an elderly couple in their home and stolen thousands of pounds of their savings. He pleaded guilty at an earlier hearing to grievous bodily harm, grievous bodily harm with intent, robbery and possession of an imitation firearm at Grimsby Crown Court.

25/03/2015

Takeaway owner charged with manslaughter over peanut allergy death

Mohammed Khalique Zaman, owner of the Indian Garden takeaway restaurant in Easingwold, North Yorkshire, has been charged with manslaughter by gross negligence, perverting the course of justice, and an employment offence under the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006 the CPS announced today.

20/03/2015

Former Mayor of Scunthorpe sentenced to three and a half years for defrauding friend of approximately £66,000

Jawaid Mohammed Ishaq who was awarded an MBE in 2000, and is a former Mayor of Scunthorpe, has been sentenced to three years six months in prison after being found guilty of forging a Power of Attorney document.

13/03/2015

Domestic abuser sentenced to 30 months for kidnap of former partner

Kye Green was sentenced to 30 months in jail at Grimsby Crown Court today for an offence against his former partner.

12/03/2015

Kings Science Academy: Further charges authorised

Julian Briggs, reviewing lawyer, Complex Casework Unit, CPS Yorkshire and Humberside said:

06/03/2015

Kings Science Academy Principal Sajid Raza charged

The former Principal of Kings Science Academy in Bradford has been charged with a range of fraud-related offences, the CPS announced today.

27/02/2015

Prolific offender sentenced to six months for 'Fagin-style' burglaries in Grimsby

Margaret Doherty was sentenced to six months at Grimsby Crown Court today, after using her two young sons as accomplices in a series of burglaries.

18/02/2015

Statement in case involving deaths of Daniel Atkinson and Jade Rice in January 2006

A statement from Martin Goldman, Chief Crown Prosecutor, CPS Yorkshire and Humberside.

13/02/2015

Six defendants sentenced for heartless fraud on 92 year old North Yorkshire resident

Wendy Bell and Amanda Carroll, the ringleaders of a gang who systematically defrauded an elderly lady of her life's savings, were sentenced to three years six months and three years five months at Bradford Crown Court today, with four co-defendants given sentences ranging from a community order to a 15 month prison sentence suspended for two years.

10/02/2015

Violent offender facing jail for assault, false imprisonment and possession of offensive weapon

Andrew Delsol is facing jail after being found guilty at Bradford Crown Court today of serious domestic violence offences.

09/02/2015

Top prosecutor urges people to have their say in national consultation on giving evidence in court

The CPS is consulting on providing greater assistance to victims giving evidence at court, to ensure that victims are properly assisted for the trial process at court The proposals are subject to an eight week public consultation which concludes in early March.

09/02/2015

Internet fraudster sentenced at Grimsby Crown Court

A woman who set up fake profiles on a dating website and conned seven victims out of thousands of pounds has been given an eighteen month sentence suspended for two years at Grimsby Crown Court, the CPS said today. Jane Deans pleaded guilty to seven charges of fraud by false representation at an earlier hearing.

06/02/2015

Grimsby: Former Housing Association manager sentenced for fraud

Steven Neul, a former senior manager at Shoreline Housing Partnership, in Grimsby, has today been sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to fraud and money laundering, having defrauded the housing association of nearly £174,000.