Press release from Chief Inspector Daniel Whyment of Lincolnshire Police:
National Hate Crime Awareness week
Communities in Lincolnshire are urged to come together and stamp out all forms of hate crime, as part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week – a campaign hosted by 17-24-30 in partnership with Stop Hate UK.
The Awareness week first began in 2012, and is in its sixth year of running, with the joint-purpose of:
- Raising awareness of hate crimes – and
- Encouraging local authorities to work with partners and communities to tackle hate crimes.
Lincolnshire Police as part of the Safer Communities partnership are supporting that campaign, and throughout the week will be discussing the various different Hate Crimes on our Twitter and Facebook pages.
Chief Inspector Dan Whyment, Chair of Lincolnshire Hate Crime Delivery Group, said:
“It is vital that the public have the confidence to report all forms of Hate Crimes, so that we can bring an end to prejudice and discrimination in communities in Lincolnshire. This campaign is an excellent opportunity to raise awareness of the different types of Hate Crimes, and demonstrate how necessary and vital it is that communities group together to report and stamp out all forms of Hate Crime.
Lincolnshire is an open and tolerant county for everyone, no matter who you are or where you come from. This annual campaign remains an important part of the year to remind the public to treat all forms of Hate Crime as if they were being committed against one of your friends – and report it immediately via 999 in an emergency, or 101.”
Hate crimes can be reported via:
You can also report hate crime in Lincolnshire to Stop Hate UK on: 0800 138 1625
Text: 07717 989 025
Web Chat: www.stophateuk.org/talk
Text Relay, for the deaf and hearing / speech impaired callers: 18001 0800 138 1625
More help and support in Lincolnshire:
Just Lincolnshire – 01522 520174/07867 385826
16 Melville Street
0300 303 1947
GIRES – Gender Identity Research and Education Society