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Statement from Keir Starmer QC, on parliamentary expenses charging decisions


Following widespread concerns about the expenses claimed by some MPs and some members of the House of Lords, a number of complaints were made to the Metropolitan Police alleging criminal conduct… full story

CPS decides no charges following the death of Jane Hodge


The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has decided there is insufficient evidence to bring charges against any individual in relation to the death of Jane Hodge on 17 June 2009.… full story

Robert Cusworth sentenced for murder of Sally Garwood in Aylesbury


Robert Cusworth has today been sentenced to life imprisonment at Reading Crown Court for the murder of Sally Garwood, a 34 year old teaching assistant, in Aylesbury on 11 July 2009. He will serve a minimum tariff of 20 years' imprisonment.… full story

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Victims and witnesses are at the heart of the criminal justice system and we take our duties to victims and witnesses very seriously. Being fair and being seen to be fair are the cornerstones of everything we do. We aim to be transparent in what we do and keep you informed of our decisions.

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A public consultation on Core Quality Standards

Closing date: 7 February 2010 (Welsh and Easy Read versions)

Preparing our next Single Equality Scheme - Consultation

Closing date: 10 March 2010

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Conditional Cautioning Data: A Pre-Announcement

In 2009 the DPP published The Public Prosecution Service - Setting the Standard that called for a coherent and consistent, transparent, monitored legislative system for the use of all out of court disposals. The CPS is committed to ensuring that its involvement in the diversion process is transparent; and therefore would like to announce that on March 1, 2010 it will begin to publish Conditional Cautioning data on a quarterly basis. The first issue will include data from Quarter 3, 2009/2010.