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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 - 6 of 6 results for crime type "Hate crime" & area "North West"

Man sentenced for targeting homes displaying Palestinian flags

A man who admitted damaging cars and a garden wall in Prestwich after seeing Palestinian flags displayed in windows has been sentenced today at Manchester Magistrates' court.

| Press Release , Hate crime , North West News

Teenagers sentenced for damaging wreaths at Rochdale cenotaph while using antisemitic language

Two teenagers have been sentenced for damaging poppy wreaths at Rochdale cenotaph while using antisemitic language.

| Press Release , Hate crime , North West News

Man convicted after goading Manchester Jewish community with offensive t-shirt

A man who wore a t-shirt with offensive wording relating to the conflict in the Middle East while visiting an area with a large Jewish community has pleaded guilty to committing an antisemitic hate crime.

| Press Release , Hate crime , North West News

Morecambe man sentenced for racially abusing a woman over social media

A man from Morecambe admitted threatening and racially abusing a woman through social media, over a five-month period.

| Press Release , Hate crime , North West News

Man jailed for shouting racist abuse on a bus

A man who shouted racist abuse, linked to the events in the Middle East, at fellow passengers on a bus in Manchester has been jailed.

| Press Release , Hate crime , North West News

Bolton man sentenced for punching and racially abusing the wrong man

A man from Bolton has been given a suspended prison sentence after punching and racially abusing a stranger in the street.

Shortly after 10am on 30 July 2020, Andrew Ashton, 33, approached the man on Chorley Old Road in Bolton before punching him in the face and racially abusing him.

| Press Release , Hate crime , North West News

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