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Criminal cases prosecuted by the CPS are in the news every day, along with a range of issues relating to our work – from violence against women and girls and hate crime, to support for victims and witnesses, statistics and speeches.

To ensure greater openness in the reporting of criminal proceedings, the CPS, the police and media representatives developed a joint protocol for working together.

Here you can find our latest news stories and search for others. You can also find additional details about a number of high-profile cases and the work of the CPS.

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Banking fraudster sentenced

A banking fraudster has been sentenced for making fake applications to banks and a pension company to obtain loans, banking, and pension facilities, totalling around £178,000 in potential losses.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Operation Stovewood: Rotherham taxi driver guilty of raping two young girls

A former taxi driver has been found guilty of committing child sex offences against two underage girls during the 2000s.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS News

Man jailed after violent assault on ex-partner in Spain

| Press Release , CPS News

Prosecutors authorise charging Steve Wright with 1999 murder and attempted kidnapping

Prosecutors authorise charging Steve Wright with 1999 murder and attempted kidnapping

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, East of England News

Nursery worker guilty of manslaughter following death of nine-month-old baby

Nursery worker Kate Roughley has been found guilty of the manslaughter of a nine-month-old baby in her care.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, North West News

A gang of conspirators have been sentenced for stealing train track rails

A gang of seven men have been sentenced at Sheffield Crown Court for stealing train track rails.

| Press Release , Fraud and economic crime , CPS News

Racist gesture results in football ban

A fan who racially abused Kasey Palmer during a Championship match has received a five-year football ban.

| Press Release , Hate crime , CPS News

High school teacher guilty of child sex offences against pupils

A teacher has today been found guilty of child sex offences against two pupils at the school where she worked.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , CPS, North West News

Girlfriend and mother convicted over failure to disclose Islamist terror plans

The mother and girlfriend of two Islamist terrorists have been convicted separately of failing to disclose plans for a terror attack in two different criminal trials.

| Press Release , Terrorism , CPS News

Letter to the Justice Select Committee on prosecuting hate crime and offences that occur during protests: Stephen Parkinson, DPP

The conflict in the Middle East and protests that followed have undoubtedly resulted in surges in antisemitic and anti-Muslim hate crime, alongside disturbing scenes of support for proscribed terror groups. This has understandably caused those communities to feel deep concern and fears for their safety. I am writing to set out the action that the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has taken in response to the increase in these despicable crimes.

| CPS says , CPS News

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