CPS brings case against judges bailing defendants – BBC News

‘The director of public prosecutions is bringing a High Court challenge against judges’ refusal to detain defendants for longer ahead of trial amid record-high backlogs and legal strikes.’

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BBC News, 26th September 2022

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Delays leave man facing four years in Leicester jail without trial – The Guardian

‘A man has been told he will have to spend at least four years and three months in jail without trial as a result of Covid, barrister strikes and a malfunctioning courtroom.’

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The Guardian, 15th September 2022

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Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime – Crown Prosecution Service

‘DPP Max Hill’s speech to the Cambridge Symposium on Economic Crime.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 5th September 2022

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Ryan Giggs trial: Jury discharged after failing to reach verdicts – BBC News

‘The jury in the trial of former Manchester United player Ryan Giggs has been discharged after failing to reach verdicts on any of the charges.’

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BBC News, 31st August 2022

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Labour urges immediate rights extension for associate prosecutors – Legal Futures

‘The Labour Party has called for the role of associate prosecutors (APs) to be expanded so as to help reduce the massive backlog in criminal cases awaiting hearings.’

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Legal Futures, 30th August 2022

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CPS halts prosecution of six protesters for attending Sarah Everard vigil – The Independent

‘The prosecution of six protesters for attending a vigil for Sarah Everard has been halted.’

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The Independent, 14th August 2022

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CPS sets out the law on street-based sexual harassment – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Street harassment such as cyber-flashing, up-skirting or the exposure of genitals in a public place are crimes which can and will be prosecuted the CPS has stressed, as new legal guidance is published today.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 8th August 2022

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Inmate sentenced for throwing boiling water in the face of prison guard – Crown Prosecution Service

‘An inmate who threw boiling water into the faces of a prison guard and a vulnerable fellow prisoner at HMP Wandsworth has today been sentenced to eight years’ imprisonment.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 4th August 2022

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Solicitor’s pay cut for moving north was lawful, tribunal rules – Law Society’s Gazette

‘The Crown Prosecution Service was entitled to reduce the salary of a solicitor who moved to the north-east, an employment judge has ruled.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 3rd August 2022

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Man jailed in a £104million money laundering scam of transporting illegal cash to Dubai – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted August 2nd, 2022 in Crown Prosecution Service, guilty pleas, money laundering, news, sentencing by tracey

‘A money launderer who arranged to transport £104million in illegally obtained cash to Dubai has been jailed today (28 July).’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 28th July 2022

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Duo jailed for £20m pension fraud – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Two scammers have been imprisoned today (15 July 2022) for a pension fraud worth over £20 million which caused many of the victims to lose their entire pensions.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 15th July 2022

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Organised Crime Gang jailed for over 100 years in total – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted July 18th, 2022 in burglary, Crown Prosecution Service, gangs, imprisonment, news, robbery, sentencing by tracey

‘Six members of an organised crime group targeting high-value goods have been jailed for a combined total of over 100 years for a series of violent robberies, a burglary of a Nottinghamshire art gallery in 2018 and the disposal of the stolen items.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 15th July 2022

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CPS launches Defendants strategy with pledge to focus on mental health, youth justice and disproportionality – Crown Prosecution Service

‘A commitment to fairness for all parties is at the heart of a new Defendants Strategy, launched today by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 13th July 2022

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Max Hill QC’s opening speech to the Heads of Prosecuting Agencies Conference – Crown Prosecution Service

‘Max Hill QC’s opening speech to the Heads of Prosecuting Agencies Conference.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 12th July 2022

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Man jailed for life the murder of Kent Police PCSO Julia James – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted July 11th, 2022 in Crown Prosecution Service, imprisonment, murder, news, police, sentencing by tracey

‘Callum Wheeler has been sentenced to life imprisonment for murdering Kent Police PCSO Julia James, as she walked her dog in the woods near her home.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 8th July 2022

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Football hate crime: CPS vows to use new banning orders – Crown Prosecution Service

Posted July 1st, 2022 in Crown Prosecution Service, hate crime, internet, news, sport by tracey

‘The CPS today vows to use football banning orders to those convicted of online hate crime connected to the game and prevent them from attending matches.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 29th June 2022

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Director of Public Prosecutions highlights how more money could be returned to victims of crime – Crown Prosecution Service

‘The Director of Public Prosecutions, Max Hill QC, has today supported the review into legislation to ensure more money can be returned to victims of crime.’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 23rd June 2022

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Society fails women by not believing rape victims, campaigner says – The Independent

‘Society must stop “failing” women by assuming rape victims are lying, a campaigner who helped shape the Government’s landmark review of serious sexual offences has said.’

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The Independent, 15th June 2022

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Organised criminal gang jailed for impersonating police officers to defraud victims of over £400,000 – Crown Prosecution Service

‘An organised criminal gang who pretended to be police officers and preyed on elderly victims in a fraud involving more than £400,000 were jailed today (10 June 2022).’

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Crown Prosecution Service, 10th June 2022

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CPS guidance ‘makes things worse’ for rape survivors, victims’ commissioner says – The Guardian

‘New guidance designed to give rape victims confidence to get therapy before their trial “makes things worse” for survivors and lessened their protections, according to the victims’ commissioner, Vera Baird.’

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The Guardian, 26th May 2022

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