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APCC Hate Crime Lead responds to reports of increases in hate crime

25/03/2020

APCC Hate Crime Lead, Hardyal Dhindsa, Police and Crime Commissioner for Derbyshire said:

“It’s deeply concerning to hear reports of people using offensive language or violence linked to the outbreak of coronavirus. Now, more than ever, it’s crucial that we come together and say #NO2Hate.

“Despite the significant policing challenges resulting from the national emergency, we all remain committed to tackling hate crime in any form.

“If you believe you have been the victim of a crime or incident motivated by hate, I would encourage you to report to the police by dialing 101, or by reporting online through True Vision at www.report-it.org.uk.  Always dial 999 in an emergency. I would encourage you also to access the telephone and online support offered by victims services in your force area.”

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