Crown Prosecution Service.

CPS Fined For Losing Interviews Reportedly Linked To Savile's Paedophile Friend

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 04.11.2015 | UK

The Crown Prosecution Service has been fined £200,000 after laptops containing videos of police interviews with sex assault victims, including eviden...

Lord Janner 'To Face Justice' Over Sex Abuse Claims

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK

Lord Janner is to be prosecuted over alleged child sex abuse, prosecutors have decided, overturning their decision to not charge him. The director ...

The Decision Not To Charge Lord Janner Is To Be Reviewed By The CPS

PA | Posted 16.05.2015 | UK

The Crown Prosecution Service has said it will review its decision not to charge the Labour peer Lord Janner over allegations of historic child sex ab...

Rapists Can't Rely On 'Blurred Lines Of Consent' In Court Anymore

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.01.2015 | UK

Rapists who try to blur the lines of consent by attacking victims when they are drunk, incapacitated or under their attacker's power are the target of...

'Tiger Porn' Victim Bites Back

Myles Jackman | Posted 28.12.2014 | UK
Myles Jackman

A man walks into a Court. He's charged with an offence under Section 63 of The Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008 of being in possession of an "extreme pornographic" video of a woman having sex with a tiger... It turned out the "tiger" was a man in a tiger-skin costume, who turns to the camera and says: "That's Grrreat". Hilarious. Except that the joke was on the defendant (Andrew Holland, of Wrexham, North Wales) as the story was on the front cover of The Daily Telegraph and numerous articles published across the globe.

Murder Charge Over Woman Killed As She Tended Horses

PA | Posted 13.09.2014 | UK

A 36-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a mother-of-five who was stabbed to death as she tended her horses in the New Forest. Justin ...

Ashya King's Parents Leave Prison

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK

The parents of brain tumour patient Ashya King said they were "relieved" and "tired" as they left a Spanish prison last night and prepared to be reuni...

BA Pilot 'Sexually Abused Children In Orphanages'

PA | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK

British Airways is to be sued for damages over claims one of its pilots sexually abused children in African schools and orphanages. Lawyers represe...

Former Ukip MEP Charged With Money Laundering

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Politics

A former Ukip MEP has been charged with money laundering and misconduct in public office after an inquiry into her expense claims. The Crown Prosec...

Forget 'Dark Alley Rapist' Myths

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2014 | UK

Society must reject the "out-of date myths" about rape and the idea that a rapist is "a man in a balaclava in a dark alley", leading legal figures hav...

Gary Glitter Charged With Sex Offences

PA | Posted 05.06.2014 | UK

Former pop star Gary Glitter has been charged with eight sex offences involving two underage girls, prosecutors have announced. Glitter, 70, whose ...

Not Just Suds and Bubbles - The Lasting Social Impact of Modern Day Soaps

Charly Lester | Posted 14.07.2014 | UK Entertainment
Charly Lester

Despite the snobbery, soaps attract dedicated followings. A full cross-section of society, who will watch any story with which they are presented, no matter how uncomfortable. On a daily basis, topics like euthanasia, gender identification, murder, rape and domestic abuse are brought directly into homes around the country.

Freddie Starr Case Proves 'Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied' - The Law Must Change

Philip S Smith | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK
Philip S Smith

Their life is in limbo, they cannot make professional or personal plans with confidence since they are unaware as to how the investigation will proceed and with what end result. Their careers will invariably be rudely interrupted. The potential domestic impact is obvious.

Justice! Charges Dropped Against 'The Iceland Three'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 30.01.2014 | UK

Three men accused of stealing food from the bins of a supermarket will no longer face charges. The u-turn by the Crown Prosecution Service came aft...

Rolf Harris Faces Three More Assault Charges

The Huffington Post/PA | Posted 23.12.2013 | UK

Entertainer Rolf Harris will be prosecuted over three further allegations of indecent assault, the Crown Prosecution Service said today. A CPS spok...

LOOK: Government Reveals Potential Jail Sentences

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2013 | UK Comedy

Keir Starmer QC, the Director of Public Prosecutions, has revealed that the worst benefit cheats will now be jailed for up to 10 years. But look what ...

The CPS Has Decided That Selectively Aborting Girls Is a Lapse in Medical Ethics, Not a Crime

Dr James Hannam | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Politics
Dr James Hannam

It is high time for the CPS to be disbanded. Its role should be given back to local prosecutors who will be ultimately responsible to elected Crime Commissioners. Unlike the bureaucrats of the CPS, Crime Commissioners are accountable to their electorates.

Child Rapist Whose Victim Was Called 'Predatory' Has Sentence Reviewed

Louise Pennington | Posted 27.10.2013 | UK Politics
Louise Pennington

Neil Wilson's 12 month suspended sentence for engaging in sexual activity with a child, making indecent images of a child and possession of an extreme pornographic image has been referred to the Court of Appeal as a possibly unduly lenient sentence by the Attorney General, Dominic Grieve.

Dave Lee Travis To Be Charged With 11 Counts Of Indecent Assault, 1 Count Of Sexual Assault

Huffington Post UK/ PA | Posted 15.08.2013 | UK

DJ Dave Lee Travis has been charged with 11 counts of indecent assault and one of sexual assault against alleged victims aged between 15 and 29. Th...

We Can't Protect Children From Foreign Porn, Says Watchdog

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK

Porn-on-demand services available to British internet users are mostly operated from outside the UK putting them beyond UK regulation, a regulator has...

Andrew Mitchell To Sue The Sun Over Plebgate Row

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.05.2013 | UK

Fallout from the "Plebgate" row has intensified, with ex-cabinet minister Andrew Mitchell taking legal action against The Sun newspaper, which first b...

'Too Sensitive About Causing Offence'

PA | Posted 21.03.2013 | UK

Tragic cases like the deaths of Fiona Pilkington and her daughter could be repeated because police officers are too embarrassed to ask victims of crim...

'Damaging Myths' About False Rape Accusations Harming Real Victims

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK

Rape victims are being punished because of "damaging myths" about false rape and domestic violence allegations - which are much less common than previ...

'I Chase Him. I Bite Him. Bad Man. He Tasty': Dog's Witness Statement Lands Police In Hot Water

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK

West Midlands Police is being investigated after jokingly filling out a witness statement in the name of a force dog and signing it with a paw print. ...

CPS Defends Practices After Sex Abuse Victim Found Dead

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.02.2013 | UK

The Crown Prosecution Service has defended itself against accusations that a mother-of-four, who killed herself during the sex abuse trial of her form...