Welcome to CPS Mersey-Cheshire

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is responsible for prosecuting criminal cases investigated by the police in England and Wales.

Mersey-Cheshire is one of 13 Areas within the CPS and covers Merseyside and Cheshire. It is headed by Chief Crown Prosecutor Claire Lindley.

In the past year, CPS Mersey-Cheshire has prosecuted 48,622 cases in the Area's Magistrates' Courts and 6,862 in the Crown Courts.

Of those cases, 87.6% resulted in convictions in the Magistrates' Courts and 83.1% resulted in convctions in the Crown Courts.

The Area has the best conviction rate in the country for the Magistrates' Courts and the Crown Courts.

It has also consistently been the top performing CPS area for Rape and Domestic Violence convictions.

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Mersey-Cheshire Area Map

CPS Eastern GroupMerseysideCheshire

The CPS is a national organisation divided into 13 Areas. The Merseyside and Cheshire Group serves the following areas:

Merseyside

Cheshire