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Nick Folland appointed to the role of CEO at the Crown Prosecution Service

Nick Folland, a business leader and solicitor, has been appointed as the new CEO of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS). Folland will join the organisation next month and report directly to Alison Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecutions. Folland takes over from Peter Lewis,...
Posted On 25 Feb 2016
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NHS manager and accomplices jailed in wake of £3.5 million fraud and money laundering

A senior NHS manager and three accomplices found guilty of money laundering and fraud offences after a £3.5 million NHS fraud have been sentenced at Leeds Crown Court for a total of nine years and eight months. This follows a lengthy investigation led by the police service and...
Posted On 19 Jan 2016
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2014-2015 statistics issued on reported physical assaults against NHS staff

The 2014-2015 figures for reported physical assaults against NHS staff in England have been issued by NHS Protect based on statistics provided by all NHS Trusts. In total, there have been 67,864 reported physical assaults against NHS staff in England in 2014-2015, representing a...
Posted On 23 Nov 2015
Baroness Helen Newlove: the Victims' Commissioner for England and Wales
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“Tens of thousands” of crime victims denied opportunity to give Personal Statement suggests Victims’ Commissioner

Victim Support has moved swiftly to express “serious concerns” that tens of thousands – and perhaps in excess of one million* – victims of crime every year are being denied the opportunity to make a Victim Personal Statement – not only denying those victims a voice,...
Posted On 23 Nov 2015
The Crown Prosecution Service has been fined by the ICO
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CPS fined by ICO for “failing to keep recorded police interviews with victims and witnesses secure”

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has been fined £200,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) following the discovery that laptops containing videos of police interviews were stolen from a private film studio. The interviews were conducted with 43 victims and...
Posted On 04 Nov 2015
Alison Saunders: the Director of Public Prosecutions
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DPP boosts support for victims of criminality by moving CPS paralegal staff to Crown Courts

Alison Saunders – the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) – is boosting the support offered to victims and witnesses at Crown Court proceedings by ensuring that the vital service offered by dedicated Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) paralegal staff is provided...
Posted On 14 Sep 2015
The issue of electoral fraud is being examined by the UK Cabinet Office
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Anti-corruption champion Sir Eric Pickles tasked with examining electoral fraud

The UK Cabinet Office has announced that Sir Eric Pickles, the Government’s recently-appointed anti-corruption champion, is to review electoral fraud and make recommendations on what more could be done to tackle the issue. According to the Cabinet Office, the Government has...
Posted On 13 Aug 2015
Alison Saunders: Director of Public Prosecutions
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DPP to consult on greater assistance for crime victims giving evidence in Courts of Law

Alison Saunders, the Director of Public Prosecutions, has published a major consultation on the approach to ensuring crime victims are properly assisted for the trial process at court and has also called for an overhaul of the service provided to witnesses to ensure that they are...
Posted On 19 Jan 2015
Mitie has forged an online crime reporting partnership with Facewatch
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Mitie unveils online crime reporting partnership with Facewatch

FTSE 250 strategic outsourcing company Mitie has announced a strategic partnership with Facewatch, the online crime reporting and networking service. Facewatch is a secure, cloud-based platform that enables business users, the public and the police to report low-level crime with...
Posted On 22 Dec 2014