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UK: Hertfordshire police raise awareness of disability hate crime

Posted 25/11-10 at 14.29

As part of their anti-bullying week, police in Hertfordshire have highlighted hate crime against disabled people. They have also reminded people how to report incidents and encouraged witnesses and victims to contact them.

As reporting crimes to police could be considered daunting, the police have put measures in place to make this process easier. Especially designed disability hate crime reporting forms can be obtained at a number of centres throughout the county.

Inspector Ian Tycer, the Constabulary's champion for tackling hate crime, said: "It is understandable that many disability hate crimes still go un-reported as victims may feel awkward or embarrassed talking to police face to face. We hope that through the alternative reporting methods available more victims will be encouraged to come forward so perpetrators can be brought to justice."

http://www.herts.police.uk/crimedatabase/site/content.php?article_id=9315

 

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