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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 […]

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Hate crimes rise by 21% in Gloucestershire

The number of hate crimes have risen in Gloucestershire, according to the Liberal Democrats. The statistics obtained via a Freedom of Information request have revealed the total number of hate crime in 2017 had increased by 21% since last year. The latest information reveals 343 incidences of hate crime have been reported to Gloucestershire Constabulary over […]