National Hate Crime Awareness Week

14 October 2015

National, Hate, Crime, Awareness, Week, 2015

In support of National Hate Crime Awareness Week, which runs from Saturday, 10 to Saturday, 17 October, police officers from Harrow will be attending a Harrow Council organised event and will available to discuss any issues or concerns people may have.

National Hate Crime Awareness week aims to highlight the issue of hate crime and encourage victims, and anyone who knows or suspects incidents of such crime, to report it.

"...we would urge all victims to come forward and report any incident or crime as soon as possible."

Officers will be in attendance at Redbrick Café, Wealdstone Centre, High Street, Harrow on Thursday, 15 October between 11:00 and 15:00hrs where people are encouraged to come along and talk about the issues of hate crime. There will be a range of other organisations who can help, and people can pick up information about hate crime, get advice and support and find out where to report hate crime and abuse.

Acting Detective Inspector Mark Head, Harrow borough, said: "We are committed to tackling hate crime in all its forms, and have long since recognised the impact of hate crime on communities and the hidden nature of this crime, which remains largely under reported.

"We take positive action to investigate all hate crime allegations, support victims and their families and bring perpetrators to justice. We are always seeking ways to increase reporting and work with a number of third party reporting sites, so that victims who would otherwise feel unable to approach police direct can report crime to non-police organisations and individuals. Victims of hate crime can in addition now report online on the Met's website.

"If anyone feels that they are the victim of hate crime, we would urge all victims to come forward and report any incident or crime as soon as possible."

Don't tolerate Hate Crime, Report it. Stop it.

If you or someone you know is suffering hate crime, or has suffered hate crime in the past, please contact police on 101.

In an emergency dial 999.

Online reporting can be accessed via the 'Reporting Crime' webpage on this website.

If can't tell police, report to a third party like Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or contact a bespoke race, faith, disability or LGBT organisation. Information on these can be found on the 'True Vision'.