Mostly Credited As: Nazir Afzal
Birth Name: Nazir Afzal
Date Of Birth: 1962
Country Of Birth: United Kingdom
Birth Place: Birmingham, West Midlands, England
Nazir Afzal OBE is the Chief Crown Prosecutor (CCP) for the North West Area. He took up the appointment in May 2011.
As Chief Crown Prosecutor he is responsible for all criminal prosecutions across Greater Manchester, Lancashire and Cumbria and leads approximately 700 lawyers, paralegal staff and administrators in the North West.
Nazir qualified as a solicitor after studying law in Birmingham and worked in private practice until he joined the CPS in 1991. He began his CPS career in central London and has prosecuted and advised on many high profile cases. He worked in frontline management roles in London before being appointed as Sector Director for CPS West London in 2003. Before moving to the North West as Chief Crown Prosecutor he had a national role as CPS Director for Communities.
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