Crown Prosecution Service

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Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)

a government agency set up to prosecute crime in England. It is headed by the Director of Public Prosecutions. It takes over all prosecutions instigated by the police. It closely corresponds to the Scottish PROCURATOR FISCAL service.
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The investigation team continues to meet regularly with a specialist prosecutor from the Crown Prosecution Service and a lead legal adviser from the Health and Safety Executive to quality assure our work and ensure that all lines of inquiry are robustly explored.
The Crown Prosecution Service said in a statement: "The CPS was passed a file of evidence by Avon & Somerset Police on November 29, 2017 in relation to an incident of disorder in Bristol city centre.
The Crown Prosecution Service said Stokes would be appearing at Bristol Magistrates' Court on a date to be fixed.
He received three points on his licence and was ordered to pay PS30 to fund victim services, plus PS85 in costs to the Crown Prosecution Service.
Senior Crown Prosecutor Caroline Ross, of Mersey-Cheshire Crown Prosecution Service, said: "The Crown Prosecution Service has a duty to continuously review all of our cases.
A CPS spokesman said: "It has come to the attention of the Crown Prosecution Service that emails have been received by members of the public which falsely claim to be from the CPS.
Starr's lawyer, Dean Dunham, claimed that a charging decision was made in the case last month, but the Crown Prosecution Service delayed making it public because of the ongoing trial of PR guru Max Clifford.
Then a third hearing took place on November 19, again at Teesside Crown Court, when the Crown Prosecution Service made the decision to not proceed with the case.
The Crown Prosecution Service described the former football commentator as an "opportunistic predator".
It was decided during the meeting that file related to allegations would be sent to Crown Prosecution Services (CPS) for initiation of proceedings against Altaf Hussain.
CASES heard in North East magistrates' courts need to be better prepared, an inspection of the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has found.