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Showing 1 - 10 of 12 results for crime type "Hate crime" & area "Wessex"

CPS Wessex: Successful Hate Crime Cases in August and September 2022

During August and September this year, prosecutors from CPS Wessex secured successful outcomes in a variety of hate crime cases across the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, and Wiltshire.

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CPS Wessex: Successful Hate Crime Cases in July 2022

During the month of July, prosecutors from CPS Wessex secured successful outcomes in a variety of hate crime cases across the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, and Wiltshire.

| Press Release , Hate crime , Wessex News

CPS Wessex: Successful Hate Crime Cases in June 2022

With Pride Month only just reaching its conclusion, we have decided to focus our monthly summary of hate crime prosecutions in June on cases which involved victims being targeted because of their sexual orientation or gender identity.

| Press Release , Hate crime , Wessex News

CPS Wessex: Successful Hate Crime Cases in May 2022

Pride Month

In June, we are joining with our CPS colleagues, criminal justice partners and local communities to celebrate Pride month.

| Article , Hate crime , Wessex News

CPS Wessex: Successful Hate Crime Cases in April 2022

During the month of April, prosecutors from CPS Wessex secured successful outcomes in a variety of hate crime cases across the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, and Wiltshire.

| Press Release , Hate crime , Wessex News

UPDATED: Southampton man guilty of racially motivated attack

A man from Southampton has been found guilty today (8 April 2022) at Southampton Crown Court of racially aggravated assault.

| Press Release , Hate crime , Wessex News

CPS Wessex: Successful Hate Crime Cases in March 2022

During the month of March, prosecutors from CPS Wessex secured successful outcomes in a variety of hate crime cases across the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts in Dorset, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, and Wiltshire.

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CPS Wessex: Successful Hate Crime Cases in February 2022

February was LGBT+ History Month, a time to promote equality and diversity, celebrate inclusion, acknowledge how far society has come, but also to recognise what still needs to change so that everyone can live freely, without fear, and with equal opportunity.

| Press Release , Hate crime , Wessex News

CPS Wessex: Successful Hate Crime Cases in January 2022

During the month of January, prosecutors from CPS Wessex secured successful outcomes in a variety of hate crime cases across the Magistrates’ and Crown Court centres in Dorset, Hampshire and Isle of Wight, and Wiltshire.

| Press Release , Hate crime , Wessex News

CPS Wessex: Successful Hate Crime Cases in November 2021

During the month of November 2021, CPS Wessex achieved successful outcomes in over 85% of the Hate Crime cases that were prosecuted in the magistrates’ courts and crown courts across Dorset, Hampshire and Isle of Wight, and Wiltshire.

| News Item , Hate crime , Wessex News

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