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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Zachary Lewis Brady (23): Bromley Avenue, Lowton - Drink driving on Davies Street, Wigan, with 64 microgrammes of alcohol in 100 in 100 millilitres of breath, with the legal limit being 35 microgrammes: Fined [pounds sterling]500, pay a surcharge to fund victim services of [pounds sterling]50, pay [pounds sterling]85 to the Crown Prosecution Service, disqualified from driving for 18 months.
"Officers of the agency will be brief and provide all legal assistance before the (CPS) Crown Prosecution Service...
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Merseyside Police and Mersey-Cheshire Crown Prosecution Service have now issued a joint statement in relation to this case.
A South Wales Police spokesman said the force had submitted a file of evidence to the Crown Prosecution Service as part of an investigation into the care provided at Gower Lodge.
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.
A statement released by the IPCC said: "The Independent Police Complaints Commission has completed its investigation into the Police and Crime Commissioner for Durham, Ron Hogg, and passed its report to the Crown Prosecution Service.
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.
The Crown Prosecution Service dropped the charge after they found no evidence that could disprove Mr Tomlin's claim that he acted in self-defence.