Category “CPS”

CPS sets out the law on street-based sexual harassment

Monday, 8 August, 2022

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.

Former BBC presenter convicted of stalking for online abuse

Friday, 5 August, 2022

A former BBC radio presenter who now presents on You Tube  has been found guilty of stalking four victims.

Alex Belfield (42) continually used emails, twitter and his You tube channel to publish videos about his victims, including someone who had declined to support him in pursuing a grudge, people who spoke out against his conduct towards others and a national broadcaster whom he falsely accused of underhand financial dealings.

CPS North East – Hate Crime Sentence Uplifts – July 2022

Friday, 5 August, 2022

Under hate crime legislation the courts must pass increased sentences where prosecutors evidence that offences either demonstrate or have been motivated by hostility towards a person’s race, religion, disability, transgender identity or sexuality. Below are examples of hate crime cases recently prosecuted by CPS North East, each of which resulted in a conviction and an uplifted sentence.

CPS North East – Domestic Abuse Prosecutions – July 2022

Friday, 5 August, 2022

Below are some examples of Domestic Abuse cases successfully prosecuted by CPS North East in July 2022. 

Oldham man jailed for manslaughter

Friday, 5 August, 2022

Jamie Kennedy, 24 from Oldham, has been jailed today at Manchester Crown Court following the death of 60-year-old Robert Payne.

Inmate sentenced for throwing boiling water in the face of prison guard

Thursday, 4 August, 2022

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. 

Joel Deeny, 34, admitted offences of causing grievous bodily harm and attempting to cause grievous bodily harm on 14 February 2022, and was sentenced on Thursday, 28 July, at Southwark Crown Court.

CPS Yorkshire and Humberside: Hate crime sentence uplift examples, cases finalised June 2022

Thursday, 4 August, 2022

Under the hate crime legislation, courts must treat offences more seriously where there is evidence that the offender demonstrated hostility on the basis of the victim’s actual or presumed race, religion, disability, transgender identity or sexual orientation, or the offence was motivated on the basis of hostility towards one of these characteristics. Below are some examples of hate crime cases prosecuted by CPS Yorkshire and Humberside in June 2022 which resulted in a conviction and an uplifted sentence.

CPS West Midlands: Successful Hate Crime Cases July 2022

Thursday, 4 August, 2022

In July 2022, CPS West Midlands Magistrates’ and Crown Court units successfully prosecuted various hate crime cases. Below are just a handful of the cases we prosecuted.

CPS authorises charges against armed Windsor Castle intruder

Tuesday, 2 August, 2022

The CPS has authorised the Metropolitan Police to charge Jaswat Singh Chail with offences after he was arrested in the grounds of Windsor Castle on 25 December 2021 carrying a crossbow.

Obsessive ex jailed for campaign of intimidation against former girlfriend

Monday, 1 August, 2022

Stephen Clavering, 45, was jailed for seven and a half years at Hull Crown Court yesterday (28 July) for sexually assaulting his former girlfriend and sending her a stream of increasingly abusive and threatening messages.