Hate Crime Awareness Week

This week we are supporting a national initiative to encourage people to report hate crime.

Hate Crime Awareness Week (October 8-15) aims to tackle offending, encourage reporting and raise public awareness of what constitutes a crime.

A hate crime is a criminal offence which is perceived by the victim, or any other person, as being motivated by prejudice or hate.

Throughout the week, Police and Crime Commissioner Jason Ablewhite and his deputy Andy Coles will be holding street surgeries across the county and they would love to see you.

The surgeries, which will allow people to raise concerns and discuss issues surrounding hate crime, will be on:

Tuesday, 10am to 12pm, at Tesco, in March.
Thursday, 10am to 1.30pm, in Market Place, Ely.
Thursday, 10am to 12pm, Maple Centre, Huntingdon
Friday, 10am to 3pm, at Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon.
Friday, 11am to 1pm, at Morrisons, in Cambourne.

You can report hate crime by calling 101, or 999 in an emergency, or via the Cambridgeshire Constabulary website, where there is more information, here http://ow.ly/DKGO304VgDK

Alternatively, if you would prefer not to go directly to the police, you can report incidents online via the third party reporting scheme True Vision. This can be accessed via www.report-it.org.uk/

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