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Criminal cases prosecuted by the CPS are in the news every day, along with a range of issues relating to our work – from violence against women and girls and hate crime, to support for victims and witnesses, statistics and speeches.

To ensure greater openness in the reporting of criminal proceedings, the CPS, the police and media representatives developed a joint protocol for working together.

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Showing 1 - 10 of 24 results for crime type "Hate crime" & area "CPS"

Racist gesture results in football ban

A fan who racially abused Kasey Palmer during a Championship match has received a five-year football ban.

| Press Release , Hate crime , CPS News

Racial and religious based offences drive increase in hate crime cases

Prosecutors charged 10 per cent more hate crime cases in the final three months of 2023, statistics out today (April 18) show.

| Press Release , Hate crime , CPS News

Former barrister sentenced for grossly offensive antisemitic blog posts

A disbarred barrister who posted grossly offensive antisemitic material online has been sentenced.

| Press Release , Hate crime , CPS, Wessex News

Man pleads guilty to Heysel disaster taunts and racist abuse at Liverpool derby

A man has pleaded guilty to taunting Liverpool fans about the Heysel Stadium disaster and shouting racist abuse at a derby match against Everton in October 2023.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Hate crime , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

Two teenagers jailed for life for the murder of Brianna Ghey

Two 16-year-olds, now named in open court as Scarlett Jenkinson and Eddie Ratcliffe, have been sentenced to a life term in prison today at Manchester Crown Court after having been convicted of murdering 16-year-old Brianna Ghey.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Hate crime , CPS, Mersey-Cheshire News

Man sentenced for shouting antisemitic abuse

A man has been sentenced to 10 weeks’ imprisonment for shouting antisemitic and other racist slurs in public before making violent threats toward a police officer.

| Press Release , Hate crime , CPS, London North News

Robert Stewart MP guilty of racist abuse

An MP has been found guilty of racially abusing a member of the public today (3 November 2023) at Westminster Magistrates’ Court after a one-day trial.

| Press Release , Hate crime , CPS, London South News

So-called football fan convicted of hate crime after making racist gestures at Rio Ferdinand

A so-called football fan has been convicted of a hate crime after making racist gestures toward former Manchester United defender Rio Ferdinand.

| Press Release , Hate crime , CPS, West Midlands News

Joint statement on Hate Crime from the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) and National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC)

As the respective National Hate Crime Leads for the Crown Prosecution Service and the National Police Chiefs’ Council, we continue to stand united in the commitment of both our organisations to the investigation and prosecution of hate crime, and in the support of victims of such crimes.

| Press Release , Hate crime , CPS, London South News

Antisemitic abuser fined after successful CPS prosecution

A man who shouted antisemitic abuse at an orthodox Jewish man in Stamford Hill this week has been prosecuted for a hate crime.

Kevin Joseph, aged 60, pleaded guilty to religiously aggravated intentional harassment at Thames Magistrates’ Court on 18 October 2023.

| Press Release , Hate crime , CPS, London North News

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