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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.

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Showing 1 - 10 of 59 results for crime type "Violent crime" & area "CPS"

CPS authorises charges following the death of Kulsuma Akter in Bradford.

CPS authorises charges following the death of Kulsuma Akter in Bradford.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS News

Man convicted of murdering PC Sharon Beshenivsky in Bradford in 2005

A man who had been wanted for the murder of a Bradford Police Officer since 2006 has been convicted of her murder.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Two men convicted over death of Cody Fisher

Two men have been convicted of killing a footballer who died after being stabbed while on a dancefloor at a nightclub on Boxing Day 2022.

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

Luke D'Wit: Sinister double murderer jailed

Luke D’Wit has been sentenced to 37 years for the murders of Carol and Stephen Baxter.

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

British man wanted for murdering partner to be extradited to Italy following CPS international collaboration

Westminster magistrates today ordered the extradition to Italy of a British man suspected of murdering his partner there.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Domestic abuse , CPS News

Man pleads guilty to Heysel disaster taunts and racist abuse at Liverpool derby

A man has pleaded guilty to taunting Liverpool fans about the Heysel Stadium disaster and shouting racist abuse at a derby match against Everton in October 2023.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Hate crime , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

Boy, 14, charged with murder following deaths of Max Dixon and Mason Rist

Victoria Cook, Chief Crown Prosecutor for CPS South West, said: “CPS South West’s Complex Casework Unit has today authorised two murder charges against a 14-year-old boy following the deaths of 16-year-old Max Dixon and 15-year-old Mason Rist.

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

Two teenagers jailed for life for the murder of Brianna Ghey

Two 16-year-olds, now named in open court as Scarlett Jenkinson and Eddie Ratcliffe, have been sentenced to a life term in prison today at Manchester Crown Court after having been convicted of murdering 16-year-old Brianna Ghey.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Hate crime , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

UPDATED: CPS authorises charges against four further suspects following Bristol stabbings

The Crown Prosecution Service today authorised Avon & Somerset Police to charge four more suspects in connection with the murders of 15-year-old Mason Rist and 16-year-old Max Dixon.

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

Man sentenced for killing of three people and attempted murder of three others in Nottingham

An engineering graduate suffering from paranoid schizophrenia has been sentenced to a hospital order with restrictions (Thursday 25 January 2024) for the unlawful killings of three people and attempts to kill three others in June 2023.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, East Midlands News

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