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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.

Here you can find our latest news stories and search for others.

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Transforming our service to victims at the CPS

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 25 results for crime type "Hate crime" & area "CPS"

Football supporter found guilty of sending racist and offensive email to Gareth Southgate

A man has been found guilty of sending an offensive message to England football manager Gareth Southgate, which included racist messages.

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

Charge rates show steady increase across all crime types as CPS publishes latest statistics

Today the CPS has published Q1 performance data which covers the three-month period from 1 April to 30 June 2022.

| Press Release , Sexual offences, Domestic abuse, Hate crime , CPS News

Football fans risk travel ban blocking them from going to World Cup

Fans are being warned that anyone who commits a football-related offence, in person or online, is at risk of being banned from going to the upcoming World Cup in Qatar, as well as the Women’s World Cup next year and the Euros in 2024.

| Press Release , Hate crime , CPS News

Football hate crime: CPS vows to use new banning orders

The CPS today vows to use football banning orders to those convicted of online hate crime connected to the game and prevent them from attending matches.

| Press Release , Hate crime , CPS News

Spurs fan pleads guilty to homophobic slurs against Chelsea fans

A football fan who chanted homophobic abuse during a Premier League game between Chelsea and Tottenham Hotspur has been convicted of a hate crime.

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

Former councillor pleads guilty to posting racist comments about England football players

A former Shropshire parish councillor has pleaded guilty to posting racist content about England football players on social media.

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

White supremacist jailed over antisemitic COVID claims

A white supremacist who stirred up racial hatred by printing and delivering leaflets, and posting online false claims that Jewish people were behind a Coronavirus hoax, controlled the media and were evil, has been sentenced to more than eight years' imprisonment, with an extended four-year licence.

| Press Release , Terrorism, Hate crime , CPS News

Football fan sentenced for online racial abuse of Rio Ferdinand

A so-called football supporter who racially abused a famous ex-player on Twitter after the Euros 2020 final, has today (1 March 2022) been sentenced for these offences.

| Press Release , Hate crime , CPS, Thames and Chiltern News

Football supporter admits homophobic abuse at Midlands Premier League derby game

A supposed football fan has pleaded guilty of homophobic abuse at a match.

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

Football fan pleads guilty to online racial abuse of Rio Ferdinand

A so-called football supporter who racially abused a famous ex-player on Twitter after the Euros 2020 final, has today (4 February 2022) pleaded guilty to these offences.

| Press Release , Hate crime , CPS News

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