CHELTENHAM 2020 CRIME CRISIS PROJECT NEWS

Cuts to Gloucester Crown court sitting days called ‘catastrophic’ by barrister

The Leader of the Western Circuit, Kate Brunner QC, has compiled a report showing how justice is being denied to users of the criminal justice system in Gloucestershire. The report, ‘This Doesn’t Look Like Justice’, outlines the national problem: cuts to court sitting days and how this reduction in operating hours has led to complainants […]

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“When I first read these messages, I felt sick”: The Persistence of Antisemitism in the UK.

Sara* is a young woman living in the UK. Like many, she has a Twitter account and logged in to be met with a barrage of online abuse. Sara is also Jewish and this wasn’t an isolated incident. “Over the months I’ve had some horrible abuse”. The number of messages she received escalated and eventually […]

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Cheltenham business failing to pay minimum wage

Blushes Hairdressing, on Montpellier Walk, Cheltenham, has failed to pay more than £1,000 worth of wages to two of its employees, according to a Government report. It was identified alongside 260 other employers across England and Wales as underpaying staff by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy. This means that more than 16,000 people worked for […]

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Cheltenham committed to reducing hate crimes including sexism

Following discussions that misogyny may become a 6th strand of hate crime, Cheltenham Borough council have announced their support to combat the issue. Currently offenders targeting race, disability and sexuality can be classed as aggravated offences, resulting in longer sentences, but hatred towards gender is not included. Speaking to the Women and Equalities Committee, Mark […]