Manchester’s safe haven set up

After a series of hate crimes around Canal Street, Manchester, volunteers at the Village Haven are on hand to deal with anyone in need. A quiet, safe space to sober up, get home safely, and get help if they’ve fallen victim to crime called the Village Haven is based at the The Beacon, the Bloom Street premises of Christian homeless charity Barnabus.

The haven will be open from 11pm to 5am every Friday and Saturday night.

The project is being run by Manchester’s LGBT Foundation.

Make a note of the address in your diary or phone.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/safe-haven-been-set-up-13791952

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Killer faces jail

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Kelly Schneider | KBOI/CBS | 17020

Kelly Schneider of Idaho pleaded guilty to a federal hate crime in the death of a gay man, hoping to get a 28-year sentence instead of a life sentence.

Schneider admitted he lured victim Steven Nelson to a remote area and used steel-toed boots to kick Nelson 20 to 30 times while Nelson begged for his life.

Schneider had placed a sex solicitation ad online to set up the meeting with Nelson.

Schneider admitted stripping Nelson of his clothes after the assault and stealing his car. Nelson was left alone in the isolated wilderness area and died after finding help at a home about half a mile away.

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/idaho-man-admits-to-federal-hate-crime-in-gay-man-killing/