Cornwall radio host jailed for spreading racial hatred

From Devon & Cornwall Police:

A radio host and singer from Cornwall has been jailed for spreading racial hatred over the airwaves.

Graham Hart, aged 69, was sentenced to 32 months in prison at Truro Crown Court today [Friday 6 August].

Hart, of Penponds, near Camborne, had pleaded guilty at a hearing in June to eight counts of producing a programme in service with intent or likely to stir up racial hatred.

The offences happened between July 2016 and December 2020.

Detective Inspector Daniel Massey said: “The sentencing of Graham Hart brings an end to a lengthy and difficult investigation.

“Hart’s anti-Semitic views are completely unacceptable in every way and have caused considerable distress to the Jewish community and many other people over the years.

“His behaviour towards the Officer in the Case was also an issue at times and shows Hart’s complete disregard for anyone who dares to challenge his views or actions, however, I am grateful for the hard work, dedication and professionalism that brought about this conviction.

“I am also grateful to the Campaign Against Anti-Semitism [CAA], which initiated this investigation and has remained positively engaged throughout a protracted enquiry.

“Additionally, I would like to thank the CPS for its support and guidance in prosecuting this challenging case.

“This sends a strong message to Graham Hart, and those who share these types of views, that anti-Semitic behaviour and all hate crime will be dealt with robustly.”

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