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CPS Yorkshire and Humberside: Hate crime sentence uplift examples, cases finalised July 2022

Under the hate crime legislation, courts must treat offences more seriously where there is evidence that the offender demonstrated hostility on the basis of the victim’s actual or presumed race, religion, disability, transgender identity or sexual orientation, or the offence was motivated on the basis of hostility towards one of these characteristics. Below are some examples of hate crime cases prosecuted by CPS Yorkshire and Humberside in July 2022 which resulted in a conviction and an uplifted sentence.

| Press Release , Hate crime , Yorkshire and Humberside News

Leeds Christian preacher sentenced for harassing transgender woman

David McConnell, a Christian street preacher, has been sentenced to a 12 month community order with 80 hours unpaid work after being found guilty of harassing a transgender woman in Leeds city centre.

| Press Release , Hate crime , Yorkshire and Humberside News

Teenager sentenced for causing deaths of three by dangerous driving

A 16 year old boy was sentenced to six years' detention yesterday at Bradford Crown Court for causing the death by dangerous driving of three other road users.

| Press Release , Driving offences , Yorkshire and Humberside News

Husband found guilty of murdering his bride on their wedding night

A man has been found guilty of murdering his new wife on their wedding night and hiding her body in a suitcase.

Thomas Nutt, 46, of Halifax, was found guilty today at Bradford Crown Court of the murder of his 52-year-old wife, Dawn Walker.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

CPS Yorkshire and Humberside: Hate crime sentence uplift examples, cases finalised June 2022

Under the hate crime legislation, courts must treat offences more seriously where there is evidence that the offender demonstrated hostility on the basis of the victim’s actual or presumed race, religion, disability, transgender identity or sexual orientation, or the offence was motivated on the basis of hostility towards one of these characteristics. Below are some examples of hate crime cases prosecuted by CPS Yorkshire and Humberside in June 2022 which resulted in a conviction and an uplifted sentence.

| News Item , Hate crime , Yorkshire and Humberside News

Obsessive ex jailed for campaign of intimidation against former girlfriend

Stephen Clavering, 45, was jailed for seven and a half years at Hull Crown Court yesterday (28 July) for sexually assaulting his former girlfriend and sending her a stream of increasingly abusive and threatening messages.

| Press Release , Sexual offences , Yorkshire and Humberside News

Couple guilty of murdering 15-year-old boy following a campaign of abuse

A couple who subjected a 15 year old boy to a sustained campaign of physical and mental abuse have today been found guilty of his murder.

| Press Release , Violent crime , CPS, Yorkshire and Humberside News

Paramedic sentenced to five years four months for killing cyclist father of five

A paramedic who was at least twice the drink-drive limit when he killed a cyclist and father of five has been sentenced today at Hull Crown Court.

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CPS Yorkshire and Humberside: Hate crime sentence uplift examples

Examples of hate crime cases prosecuted by CPS Yorkshire and Humberside in May 2022 which resulted in a conviction and an uplifted sentence.

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Sheffield drugs and guns gang jailed

Four gang members from Sheffield have been sentenced for a range of crimes of violence, as well as drugs and firearms offences, at Sheffield Crown Court today (29 June.)

| Press Release , Violent crime , Yorkshire and Humberside News

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Email: Kate.Hinsley@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0258

Yasser Mehmood
Email: yasser.mehmood@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 7147 7725

Sabriyya Rasul
Email: Sabriyya.Rasul@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3519

Will Spencer
Email: William.Spencer@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3531

Michael Steward
Email: Michael.Steward@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0724

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Robert Cox
Email: robert.cox@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3398

Nazia Dewji
Email: Nazia.Dewji@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 1994

Alan Jones
Email: alan.jones@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3388

David Lindsell
Email: david.lindsell@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3363

Rosie Wigan
Email: Rosie.Wigan@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0559

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Hywel Barrett
Email: Hywel.Barrett@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3300 3457

Sophie Court
Email: sophie.court@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0700

Lisa Ettridge
Email: lisa.ettridge@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 1459

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Rob Smith
Email: rob.smith@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 7147 7547

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We are unable to monitor Twitter round the clock. We are not able to engage with all those who seek a response from us due to resources but also due to privacy and the sensitive nature of some of our work. The best way to contact the CPS is through our website.

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