03 October 2017The announcement at the Conservative Party conference comes after assaults using corrosive substances more than doubled in England since 2012. The sale of sulphuric acid is to also be "drastically limited" due to its use in making explosives.
22 September 2017A government review is being launched into whether a new law is needed to tackle dangerous cycling following a case where the Victorian offence of "wanton or furious driving" was the only available offence after a man was cleared of manslaughter.
06 September 2017A man has been successfully prosecuted for rapes of several children by proving that he was as guilty in instigating the overseas offending as he would have been committing the crime itself.
31 August 2017The CPS is reviewing two cases after it was held that 'laughing gas' was exempt from the Psychoactive Substances Act. The Home Office says it will continue to prosecute those who sell nitrous oxide. However, questions have been raised as to whether the new law will need to be amended.
22 August 2017CPS has revised its guidance for prosecutors in relation to online hate crime, to include offences against bisexual people for the first time. The DPP said the impact of tweeting abuse can be as "equally devastating" as shouting it and that online abuse can fuel "dangerous hostility".
21 August 2017Work by the NCA has raised awareness of modern slavery, as calls to the UK's modern slavery hotline have doubled in a week.