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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 hate crime and violence against women and girls, to support for victims and witnesses, statistics and speeches.

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Being a victim of crime can be deeply traumatic, and for those who find themselves in the criminal justice system the process can feel overwhelming, unfamiliar, and incredibly challenging.

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Showing 1 - 10 of 32 results for crime type "Hate crime" & area "West Midlands"

CPS West Midlands: Successful Hate Crime Cases August 2022

In August 2022, CPS West Midlands Magistrates' and Crown Court units successfully prosecuted various hate crime cases.

| Press Release , Hate crime , West Midlands News

CPS West Midlands: Successful Hate Crime Cases July 2022

In July 2022, CPS West Midlands Magistrates' and Crown Court units successfully prosecuted various hate crime cases. Below are just a handful of the cases we prosecuted.

| Press Release , Hate crime , West Midlands News

CPS West Midlands: Successful Hate Crime Cases June 2022

In June 2022, CPS West Midlands Magistrates' and Crown Court units successfully prosecuted various hate crime cases. Below are just a handful of the cases we prosecuted. 

| Press Release , Hate crime , West Midlands News

CPS West Midlands: Successful Hate Crime Cases May 2022

In May 2022, CPS West Midlands Magistrates' Court unit successfully prosecuted various hate crime cases. Below are just a handful of the cases we prosecuted. 

| News Item , Hate crime , West Midlands News

Solihull man convicted of homophobic abuse at Vanarama National League game

A Solihull man has been convicted of homophobic abuse at a football match.

Peter Wild, 54, was convicted today (13 May 2022) at Birmingham Magistrates’ Court of using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress.

| Press Release , Hate crime , West Midlands News

CPS West Midlands: Successful Hate Crime Cases April 2022

In April 2022, CPS West Midlands Magistrates' and Crown Court units successfully prosecuted various hate crime cases. Below are just a handful of the cases we prosecuted.

| Article , Hate crime , West Midlands News

CPS West Midlands: Successful Hate Crime Cases March 2022

In March 2022, CPS West Midlands Magistrates' and Crown Court units successfully prosecuted various hate crime cases.

| Press Release , Hate crime , West Midlands News

CPS West Midlands: Successful Hate Crime Cases February 2022

In February 2022, CPS West Midlands Magistrates' and Crown Court units successfully prosecuted various hate crime cases.

| Press Release , Hate crime , West Midlands News

Police officers charged with hate crime

The Crown Prosecution Service has authorised police to charge James Watts and Joann Jinks with charges of sending grossly offensive messages via a public communications network contrary to Section 127 of the Communications Act 2003.

| Press Release , Hate crime , West Midlands News

UPDATED WITH SENTENCE: Teenager admits racist abuse of Marcus Rashford

A Worcester teenager has admitted racially abusing a professional footballer.

| Press Release , Hate crime , West Midlands News

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General press office number: 020 3357 0906

Please note that our Press Office is only able to deal with issues or queries from journalists. Anyone else should visit contact.cps.gov.uk.

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Kate Hinsley
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

Senior Press Officers

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

Chief Press Officers

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

Head of News

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

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If you follow us on Twitter, you can expect tweets covering some or all of the following:

  • Operational updates on decisions to prosecute or take no further action;
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  • Policy updates from the Director of Public Prosecutions and other prosecutors;
  • Updates on media appearances by CPS staff
  • Content that explains the role of the CPS and how we work
  • Highlighting of relevant work by our criminal justice partners and other stakeholders

We will aim to be fair and accurate in all the information we publish. We will aim to correct any inaccuracies as soon as possible.

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.

Please do not try to report crime using Twitter. To report crime, please call 101 or visit your local police station. In an emergency, always call 999.

If you follow us on Twitter we will not automatically follow you back. Being followed by us does not imply endorsement of any kind.

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