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What is the Crown Prosecution Service?

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is responsible for prosecuting criminal cases in England and Wales. The CPS are independent and make impartial decisions that are separate from the police and government.The CPS:decides which cases should be pro...

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Have you any advice about personal safety during a night out?

Listed below are some steps that can be taken to ensure your personal safety: Never leave your bag or coat unattended in a pub or nightclub, it is an ideal place for thieves. Never leave your drink unattended, as it is very easy for someone t......

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I am concerned about someone stealing wild birds eggs, is it illegal?

Wild birds have certain protections and it is illegal to - kill, injure or take any wild bird; take, damage or destroy the nest of a wild bird  take, damage or destroy the nest of any wild bird while that nest is in use or being built ......

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My cat is trapped in an empty house, what can I do?

The police do not have the authority to break into a house to rescue a stranded cat. Try and entice the cat out with food or try and find the owner of the property. If all else fails contact the RSPCA (Tel 0300 1234 999). However, they have limite......

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