CPS: Serious and Organised Crime

Part of Attorney General – in the House of Commons on 7th March 2019.

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Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Solicitor-General

Rightly, we are hearing a lot of concern about the existence of organised county lines, which are affecting our towns and cities across the country. The CPS has developed a particular approach and typology to help the police and other agencies deal with county lines, concerning in particular the balance between the need to safeguard the vulnerable persons—often young—who are being used and the proper investigation and prosecution of criminal offences.