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13/08/2009

CPS updates its policy to tackle robustly Football Hooliganism

Anyone receiving a Football Banning Order this season will not be able to actively support England and Wales if they qualify for the World Cup finals in South Africa next year, said Nick Hawkins, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight and the CPS lead on football matters.

03/08/2009

Victims and witnesses with mental health issues or a learning disability should have access to justice, says DPP

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has published two new public policy statements to explain how it will deal with cases involving victims and witnesses who have mental health issues or a learning disability to ensure they have access to justice.

31/07/2009

DPP announces new head of Fraud Prosecution Division

Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions, today announced Gregor McGill as the new Head of the Fraud Prosecution Division, the specialist team within the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) dedicated to prosecuting fraud-related offences.

23/07/2009

DPP's plan for a fair, fearless and effective public prosecution service

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer, QC, has today published his plan for taking forward the public prosecution service, at the heart of the criminal justice service.

17/07/2009

Isa Ibrahim guilty of terrorism and explosives offences

Following Isa Ibrahim's conviction at Winchester Crown Court today for possessing explosives and a terrorism offence, Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) Counter Terrorism lawyer Moira Macmillan said: "As part of this investigation, the police spent thousands of hours painstakingly reconstructing Isa Ibrahim's computer and internet activity in the months leading up to his arrest.

16/07/2009

DPP’s findings in relation to ‘phone hacking’

A statement by Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions:

15/07/2009

Neil Lewington convicted of terrorism and explosives offences

Neil Lewington, who was convicted today at the Central Criminal Court of terrorism and explosives offences, was on the point of carrying out a campaign of terrorism in the UK against those he regarded as 'non-British', said Crown Prosecution Service Counter Terrorism Division reviewing lawyer Bethan David.

03/07/2009

Drax Power Station protestors committed criminal act not peaceful demonstration

Twenty-seven protestors who stopped a train delivering coal to Drax Power Station in Yorkshire committed a well planned and executed crime, not a peaceful demonstration about the environment, said Chief Crown Prosecutor for North Yorkshire, Rob Turnbull.

25/06/2009

CPS announces first advocacy assessment system

A national system of advocacy assessment was announced today by the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC. In an update on the progress of the CPS Advocacy Strategy, he also released the first detailed figures showing the savings the strategy has produced.

05/06/2009

Joint statement on alleged misuse of parliamentary expenses

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) today issued the following statement relating to allegations of misuse of parliamentary expenses.

21/05/2009

Charging decision regarding Metropolitan Police officer (Jamshid) Ali Dizaei

The Crown Prosecution Service has today advised the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) that there is sufficient evidence to charge (Jamshid) Ali Dizaei with misconduct in public office and perverting the course of justice in relation to events that took place on Friday 18 July 2008.

15/05/2009

Joint statement on alleged misuse of parliamentary expenses

A joint statement has been issued today by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS) relating to allegations of misuse of parliamentary expenses.

07/05/2009

CPS decides no charges over Labour Party donations

The Crown Prosecution Service has today advised all concerned parties that there is insufficient evidence to charge anyone with any offences in relation to the incorrect declaration of donations to the Labour Party.

28/04/2009

Jury acquits 3 men of conspiracy with the 7/7 bombers but 2 men guilty of terrorist training

Waheed Ali, Sadeer Salim and Mohammed Shakil were today found not guilty of conspiracy to cause an explosion. The Crown Prosecution Service’s case was that the men conspired together and with Mohammed Siddique Khan, Shehzad Tanweer, Jermaine Lindsay, Hasib Hussain and others in the months leading up to the bombings in London on 7 July 2005.

23/04/2009

CPS advises first corporate manslaughter charge under new act

In the first application of the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007, the Crown Prosecution Service has today authorised a charge of corporate manslaughter against Cotswold Geotechnical Holdings Ltd in relation to the death of Alexander Wright on 5 September 2008.

20/04/2009

CPS advises charges against MEP Tom Wise and Researcher

The Crown Prosecution Service has today advised Bedfordshire Police to charge Thomas Wise MEP and his then researcher Lindsay Jenkins with one count each of false accounting contrary to the Theft Act 1968 and one count each of money laundering contrary to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

16/04/2009

CPS advises Metropolitan Police no prosecution of Damian Green or Christopher Galley

The Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer, QC, has decided there should be no charges brought against MP Damian Green or Home Office civil servant Christopher Galley, following a Metropolitan Police Service investigation into leaks of information from the Home Office.

16/04/2009

CPS Counter Terrorism Division praised after inspection finds work is of high standard

The Crown Prosecution Service's Counter Terrorism Division has been praised for its exceptionally high standards in the way it handles some of the country's most difficult cases, after a formal inspection of its work.

08/04/2009

Director of Public Prosecutions announces appointments to two senior CPS posts

Keir Starmer QC, Director of Public Prosecutions, today announced appointments to the key posts of Director of Equality and Diversity and Principal Legal Advisor.

07/04/2009

Crown Prosecution Service advises police to charge boys aged 10 and 11 with attempted murder

South Yorkshire Crown Prosecution Service has advised South Yorkshire Police to charge two young boys with offences of attempted murder and robbery following an incident in Edlington at the weekend.