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Showing 1 - 10 of 30 results for crime type "Hate crime" & area "CPS"

Hate Crime Awareness Week: CPS Cymru/Wales

Hate crime can take many forms from shouting abuse to hate fuelled violence or targeted harassment over long periods of time, and the CPS are committed to working with the police and our community partners in order to address it.

| Press Release , Hate crime , CPS, Cymru/Wales News

CPS Yorkshire and Humberside: Hate crime sentence uplift examples - Cases finalised between July and September 2020

Under hate crime legislation the courts must pass increased sentences where prosecutors evidence that offences have been motivated by hostility towards a person’s race, religion, disability, transgender identity or sexual orientation. We are now seeing more cases concluding in the Crown and Magistrates’ Courts after a dip caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and we have seen a high number of successful outcomes in hate crime prosecutions locally. Below are some examples of hate crime cases prosecuted by CPS Yorkshire and Humberside between July and September 2020 which resulted in a conviction and an uplifted sentence.

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

Proportion of hate crime cases getting increased sentences at all time high

At the start of National Hate Crime Awareness Week (NHCAW) tomorrow (10 October) the Crown Prosecution Service has revealed that the proportion of those convicted of a hate crime who were given a tougher sentence is higher than ever before.

| Press Release , Hate crime , CPS News

Teen who punched man and said 'I don't want your corona virus in my country' pleads guilty

A teenager has admitted punching a man and saying ‘I don’t want your corona virus in my country’.

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

Two years' imprisonment for coronavirus police assault

A Leicester woman has been sentenced to a total of two years in prison for assaulting police officers arresting her, including biting and coughing at them, claiming she was infected with the coronavirus.

| Press Release , Violent crime, Hate crime , CPS, East Midlands News

Man jailed for coronavirus-related hate crime

A 27-year-old man has been jailed for 16 weeks for a coronavirus-related hate crime.

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

Everton football fan convicted of hate crime

A football supporter who shouted racial abuse at a player during a game between Crystal Palace and Everton in August 2019 has been convicted of a hate crime.

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

Football fan who made monkey gestures at black player convicted of hate crime

A football fan who made monkey gestures towards a black football player after he had scored a goal has been convicted of a hate crime.

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

Transphobic hate crime results in increased sentence for Mold teenager

A man who abused a Police Community Support Officer for being transgender has received an uplifted sentence at Mold Magistrates’ Court.

| Press Release , Hate crime , CPS, Cymru/Wales News

Fine and football banning order for man who racially abused footballer

A Stoke City football fan has been fined £310 and received a football banning order for three years after he racially abused a footballer during a Stoke City versus Nottingham Forest game in September.

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

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

Nick Martin
Email: nicholas.martin@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0673

Rosie Wigan
Email: Rosie.Wigan@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 3357 0739

Senior Press Officers

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

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

Chief Press Officer (National)

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

Chief Press Officer (Regions)

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

Head of News

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

Cymru/Wales
Richard Paull
Email: richard.paull@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 02920 803950

East Midlands
Graham Buchanan
Email: Graham.Buchanan@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0115 852 3343

East of England
Gillian Andrews
Email: gillian.andrews@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 01245 455027

London (North and South)
Christian Taylor/Nazia Dewji
Email: london.communications@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 020 7147 7937/020 3357 1994

Mersey-Cheshire
Jackie Rand
Email: jackie.rand@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0151 239 6334

North East
Chris Black
Email: chris.black@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0191 260 4216

North West
Anne Collins
Email: Anne.Collins@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 01772 208283 / 01772 208267

South East
Cheryl Pendry
Email: cheryl.pendry@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 01227 655862 / 07876 390054

South West
Gary Cockram
Email: gary.cockram@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0117 930 2968

Thames and Chiltern
Angie Patton
Email: Angie.Patton@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 01189 513625

Wessex
Alex White
Email: alex.white1@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 02380 673809

West Midlands
Kofo Baptist
Email: kofo.baptist@cps.gov.uk
Telephone: 0203 357 0625

Yorkshire and Humberside
Elizabeth Ogborn
Email: elizabeth.ogborn@cps.gov.uk
Telephones: 0113 290 2839 / 07500 835186

   

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