Campaigners appeal to attorney general over hate crime sentence

Hate crime campaigners have written to the attorney general after the killer who carried out the horrific murder of a disabled man was sentenced to a minimum sentence of just 18 years.

They say the murder of Bijan Ebrahimi in Bristol has similarities with some of the most shocking disability hate crime killings of recent years, and want to see a stricter sentence.

The coordinators of the user-led Disability Hate Crime Network (DHCN) are appalled that neither the police nor the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) treated the murder as a hate crime. read more