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Man sentenced to five years imprisonment for terrorism and hate crime offences

Sean Creighton has today been sentenced to five years' imprisonment after pleading guilty to a string of terrorism and hate crime offences at Kingston Crown Court.


Ian Stewart convicted of Helen Bailey murder

A 56-year-old man who drugged and suffocated his fiancée before hiding her body in a cesspit has been convicted of her murder today (22 February).


Alert: Fake witness summons emails

It has come to the attention of the Crown Prosecution Service that emails have been received by members of the public which falsely claim to be from the CPS. These emails include a summons to appear as a witness in court.


Five men jailed for sexual exploitation of girls in Rochdale

Five men from Rochdale have today (Feb 17) been jailed for serious sexual offences committed against three teenage girls between 2004 and 2008.


New report highlights CPS work to tackle child sexual exploitation

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is successfully prosecuting more child abuse cases and making charging decisions more quickly, says a Government report published today (Thurs 16 Feb).


Man jailed for kidnap and indecent assault

A 72-year-old man has today been sentenced to nine years' imprisonment after he pleaded guilty to kidnapping a six-year-old girl from a village in Staffordshire and indecently assaulting her more than 15 year ago.


Rolf Harris retrial

A CPS spokesperson said: "After careful consideration, we have decided to seek a retrial of Rolf Harris in relation to the charges of non-recent indecent assault on which the jury were unable to agree in respect of three of the complainants. A new, fourth count of indecent assault has also been added.


Teenager sentenced for making a pipe bomb

A 17-year-old right-wing extremist who made a pipe bomb and praised the killer of Jo Cox MP was sentenced to Youth Rehabilitation Order at Leeds Crown Court (13th February).


Man who sent anti-Semitic messages to MP and others jailed

A man who sent anti-Semitic messages to Luciana Berger MP and other victims has been jailed for more than two years at Newcastle Crown Court today (February 10).


Men jailed for supporting terrorism

Five men have today (10 February) been sentenced for making speeches encouraging support for Daesh.


Soldier jailed for 16 years for attempted murder

A soldier has today (9 February) been jailed for 16 years for the kidnap and attempted murder of a fellow serviceman in Windsor.


Nurse who gave patient the wrong blood receives suspended prison sentence

A nurse who caused the death of a 76-year-old patient by giving him the wrong type of blood has been given a suspended 18-month prison sentence.


First man extradited from Pakistan for over a decade jailed for two murders

The first man to be extradited to the UK from Pakistan since 2005 has today (8 February) been jailed for life over the murders of two men in Bradford.


Former teacher at boys' school convicted of indecent assaults

A former master at a prestigious private school has been found guilty of indecently assaulting pupils he taught, over more than a decade.


Zakaria Bulhan pleads guilty in Russell Square stabbing case

A teenager has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in respect of the killing of an American woman in Russell Square during a series of random stabbings on August 3 last year.


Former HBOS manager and associates jailed for fraud and corruption

A senior banker, financial consultant and their associates who conspired to enrich themselves, driving businesses into the ground in the process, have been jailed for almost 50 years after being convicted of corruption, fraudulent trading and money laundering.


Driver admits manslaughter after killing two during police chase

A driver who killed a child and his aunt during a high speed police chase has admitted two counts of manslaughter at the Old Bailey today (2 February 2017). The Crown Prosecution Service had earlier declined to accept pleas to death by dangerous driving in respect of the crash. He also pleaded guilty to one count of dangerous driving related to an earlier incident and will be sentenced on 10 March.


Six men jailed for more than 80 years for child sex offences in Rotherham

Six men have today been sentenced to more than 80 years in prison at Sheffield Crown Court for non-recent child sexual offences involving two victims in Rotherham.


Ryan Counsell convicted of four counts of terrorism

A 28-year-old man from Nottingham who planned to travel to the Philippines to fight with a banned terrorist group has been convicted today.


Speaking to Witnesses at Court

More than nine out of 10 victims and witnesses are now satisfied with the support provided to them at court by the CPS, following the implementation of a ground-breaking initiative