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Richmond Council steps up hate crime support
4:00am Tuesday 5th November 2013 in News
Support is available for people experiencing hate crimes in the Richmond.
Richmond Council and Stop Hate UK are working to help people who report incidents they believe to be motivated by aspects of their identity such as disability, gender identity, race, religion and sexual orientation.
Una Morris, of Stop Hate UK, said: “We are able to support people who feel they have nowhere else to turn. No one should have to suffer hate crime in silence.”
Stop Hate UK is a national charity established in 2006 in response to the Macpherson Report 1999 into the murder of Stephen Lawrence.
Recommendation 16 of the report states victims and witnesses should be able to report hate incidents 24 hours a day, every day, to someone other than the police.
The Stop Hate Line is open 24 hours a day, every day of the year on 0800 1381625.
The helpline is also available by text message on 07717 989 025 and by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Victims and witnesses can also chat on the web or fill in an online form by visiting stophateuk.org/talk.
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