Attorney General’s concern over ‘unworkable’ cases – Daily Telegraph

‘Attorney General Dominic Grieve to review Crown Prosecution Service’s procedure following Nigel Evans’ failed prosecution.;

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Daily Telegraph, 13th April 2014

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CPS defends decision to bring assault and rape charges against Nigel Evans – The Guardian

‘The director of public prosecutions has defended the decision to bring sex assault and rape charges against Tory MP Nigel Evans by saying it would do the same again, despite a warning from its former director Lord Macdonald that it must not “lose perspective” over high-profile cases involving historic allegations.’

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The Guardian, 11th April 2014

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Nigel Evans verdict casts doubt over CPS decisions in sexual assault cases – The Guardian

Posted April 11th, 2014 in Crown Prosecution Service, evidence, news, prosecutions, sexual offences by sally

‘Former Commons deputy speaker’s acquittal suggests CPS may be too willing to bring charges when evidence is not very strong’

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The Guardian, 10th April 2014

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Domenico Rancadore: DPP admits ‘error’ over Mafia boss extradition – BBC News

‘The director of public prosecutions has admitted an error was made by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) during a Mafia boss’s extradition proceedings.’

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BBC News, 28th March 2014

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Death of Jimmy Mubenga – Charging decisions following inquest – CrimeLine

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has reviewed the evidence relating to the tragic death of Jimmy Mubenga in October 2010. We had previously decided in July 2012 that no charges should be brought in relation to Mr Mubenga’s death. In accordance with a memorandum of understanding between prosecutors, coroners and the police, the case was reconsidered by the CPS following the verdict of unlawful killing at the inquest. All new evidence from the inquest was taken into account during this review. In accordance with the Code for Crown Prosecutors, the decision now is that there is sufficient evidence and it is in the public interest for Colin Kaler, Terrence Hughes and Stuart Tribelnig to be prosecuted for manslaughter.’

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CrimeLine, 20th March 2014

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Domestic abuse: ‘Wide variations’ in police referrals to CPS – BBC News

Posted March 11th, 2014 in Crown Prosecution Service, domestic violence, news, police, prosecutions by tracey

‘There are significant variations across England and Wales in the way police and prosecutors deal with cases of domestic violence, figures show. In Cheshire last year, 33% of domestic violence cases recorded as an offence were referred by police to prosecutors, with 29% in North Yorkshire, they show. But in Northumbria, the figure was just 2.6% and in Warwickshire 3.6%.’

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BBC News, 10th March 2014

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Public ‘backs’ CPS stance on historical sex abuse – BBC News

‘The public strongly backs the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) taking allegations of historical sex abuse to court, a survey has suggested.’

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BBC News, 3rd March 2014

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DPP seeks public views on bringing non-recent cases to court – where a nominal penalty is likely – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted February 27th, 2014 in consultations, Crown Prosecution Service, delay, news, prosecutions, victims by sally

‘The Director of Public Prosecutions has today instructed prosecutors not to dismiss complaints about crimes allegedly committed decades ago just because of the lapse in time of reporting, in a shift of focus towards ensuring potential victims have their day in court.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 27th February 2014

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Revealed: How the CPS betrays victims of crime – numbers of witness protection staff falls by 57% in just three years – The Independent

Posted February 25th, 2014 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, reports, victims, witnesses by sally

‘The Crown Prosecution Service has cut the number of staff it employs to look after witnesses – some of whom are victims of crime – by more than half in just three years, an investigation has revealed.’

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The Independent, 24th February 2014

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Historic sex case prosecutions will continue, vows chief prosecutor – The Guardian

Posted February 20th, 2014 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, prosecutions, sexual offences by sally

‘The chief prosecutor of England and Wales has made a robust defence of the decision to prosecute historic sex cases, despite the recent acquittals of celebrities such as Dave Lee Travis and Bill Roache.’

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The Guardian, 20th February 2014

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Sex claim victims are not money grabbers, says DPP – Daily Telegraph

‘Alison Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecutions, has strongly defended   the prosecutions that have followed the Jimmy Savile scandal and said she intends to keep pursuing such cases.’

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Daily Telegraph, 20th February 2014

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Revealed: Thousands of rape cases thrown out as charges fall following new CPS guidelines – The Independent

Posted February 4th, 2014 in Crown Prosecution Service, news, prosecutions, rape by sally

‘The Crown Prosecution Service is investigating whether thousands of suspected rape cases have been wrongly discontinued over the last two years because police forces or its own lawyers are misinterpreting official guidelines.’

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The Independent, 4th February 2014

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RSPCA risks losing power to prosecute – Daily Telegraph

‘The RSPCA’s role in prosecuting cases of animal cruelty could be overhauled to restore public confidence.’

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Daily Telegraph, 1st February 2014

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Offenders with learning disabilities ‘not supported’ – BBC News

Posted January 30th, 2014 in Crown Prosecution Service, learning difficulties, news, police, probation, reports by sally

‘Offenders with learning disabilities are not getting the support they need from police, probation and prosecution services, an inspection has found.’

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BBC News, 30th January 2014

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Three charged with stealing food from skip behind Iceland supermarket – The Guardian

Posted January 29th, 2014 in burglary, Crown Prosecution Service, food, news, public interest, vagrancy, waste by sally

‘Crown Prosecution Service claims there is “significant public interest” in prosecuting men arrested for taking discarded food.’

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The Guardian, 28th January 2014

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Judge questions decision to prosecute woman over sister’s car crash death – Daily Telegraph

‘Rosie-Ann Stone is cleared of causing the death of her sister Jennie by careless driving in an accident months after their brother, Private Gregg Stone, was killed in Afghanistan.’

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Daily Telegraph, 17th January 2014

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Disclosure costs force CPS to drop drugs case – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Crown Prosecution Service offered no evidence in a case of alleged conspiracy to supply class A drugs after the judge refused a prosecution application to adduce new evidence on the second day of the trial.’

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Law Society’s Gazette. 14th January 2014

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Violent rapist jailed after court of appeal quashes acquittal – The Guardian

‘A violent rapist has been jailed for life after a landmark legal ruling in which his original acquittal for the offence was quashed by the court of appeal.’

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The Guardian, 7th December 2013

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Andrew Mitchell condemns police and CPS over plebgate – The Guardian

‘In a press conference, Mitchell condemned the police for failing to arrest Rowland or to interview him under caution, and attacked the Crown Prosecution Service for failing to get to the bottom of what had happened.’

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The Guardian, 26th November 2013

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CPS decisions in Operation Alice – incident at Downing Street on 19 September 2012 – Crown Prosecution Service

‘CPS decisions in Operation Alice – incident at Downing Street on 19 September 2012.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 26th November 2013

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