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B RIGHT ON LGBT+ Community Festival: Understanding Domestic Abuse with the Crown Prosecution Service

April 2, 2019

As part of the B RIGHT ON LGBT+ Community Festival and hosted by the Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum, the Crown Prosecution Service presents a workshop called Understanding Domestic Abuse.

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Arts

B RIGHT ON LGBT+ Community Festival: Understanding Hate Crime – with The Crown Prosecution Service

James Ledward April 2, 2019

As part of the B RIGHT ON LGBT+ Community Festival and  organised by the Brighton & Hove LGBT Community Safety Forum, the Crown Prosecution Service presents a workshop called Understanding Hate Crime.

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Community News

Today at B RIGHT ON LGBT Community Festival: Tackling hate crime and domestic abuse in Brighton & Hove

James Ledward February 21, 2018

What can you do if you or someone you know is affected by domestic abuse and how can you challenge hate crime? Those are just some of the questions being posed at two free training workshops being held by the Crown Prosecution Service in the South East as part of the B RIGHT ON LGBT Community Festival in Brighton.

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Health

Man convicted of deliberately infecting sexual partners with HIV

James Ledward November 15, 2017

A man who deliberately infected at least five sexual partners with HIV has been convicted of causing grievous bodily harm. Darryl Rowe, 27, was also convicted of five counts of attempting to cause grievous bodily harm with intent following a trial at Lewes Crown Court.

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In The South

Brighton couple receive community orders following homophobic abuse

James Ledward October 30, 2017

Man and a woman sentenced to 12 month community orders, after yelling homophobic abuse in an ongoing neighbour dispute in Brighton. Lacey Lee (24) and her boyfriend Gary Corness (32) from Hadlow Close, Brighton were both convicted of public order offences, after the victim was subjected to the abuse in the communal garden in Warbleton Close by the pair.

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In The South

29% increase in hate crimes in England and Wales

James Ledward October 17, 2017

Those responsible for hate crime in Kent, Surrey and Sussex are much more likely to be convicted for their crimes than in other parts of the country. New figures show Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) South East, which handles these types of prosecutions in the three counties, has the second highest conviction rate out of 13 CPS Areas in the country.

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General News

CPS announcement concerns male victims of domestic abuse

Graham Robson September 19, 2017

The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) has published its first ever public statement recognising the needs and experiences of male victims of offences including rape, domestic abuse, harassment, stalking and child sexual abuse.

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In The South

‘Hate crime’ perpetrators in Sussex receive tougher prison sentences

James Ledward August 24, 2017

Defendants in Sussex are being handed stiffer sentences because they have committed a hate crime motivated by prejudice. A total of 47 criminal sentences were ‘uplifted’ in Sussex between January and March this year. Crimes which are eligible for an ‘uplifted’ sentence are any that are motivated ‘wholly or partly’ by hostility based on perceived religion, race, sexual orientation or disability.

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