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Homophobic attacks and Drag Queen information

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This is a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.

I would like to request the following:

1. How many homophobic attacks have there been in 2017, 2018, and 2019?
2. What was the nature of the attack?
3. Where was the attack?
4. Was the person prosecuted?
5. Where any of the attacks on Drag Queens - men in drag.
6. Any information you have on Drag Queens and hate crimes/ attacks.

Please provide the information in a spreadsheet. Or a word document if you deem necessary.

Please contact me with any questions.

Yours faithfully,
Taylor Willis

CustomerServicesTeamA, Dorset Police and Crime Panel

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Freedom of Information, Dorset Police and Crime Panel

Dear Mr Willis,


Information Request – reference no. DC1228


Thank you for your information request dated 9^th December, which has been
dealt with under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA).


Please note: Dorset Council was created from 1^st April 2019 covering the
areas/services of the following former councils – Dorset County Council,
East Dorset District Council, Dorset Councils Partnership (made up of
North Dorset District Council, West Dorset District Council and Weymouth &
Portland Borough Council) and Purbeck District Council.


Dorset Council’s response to your request is below, and you will not
receive separate responses from the former councils.


Dorset Council, of which the Dorset Police and Crime Panel is a part, does
not hold any information on homophobic attacks or attacks on drag queens.
You would therefore need to submit your request to [1]Dorset Police as
they would hold this information.


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our e-form at


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