hate crime

Police appeal for witnesses to hate crime incident in Plymouth

Authored by News Desk

Detectives investigating a hate crime incident in Plymouth are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information to come forward.

The incident happened at around 2.45pm on Tuesday 16 January at the top of Royal Parade by the pedestrian crossing on the church side.

The victim, a local man aged in his sixties, was surrounded by a group of six or seven young people who took his...

Third-party reporting for hate crime launches in Plymouth

Authored by Mary

Over twenty organisations have partnered with Devon & Cornwall Police to support the 'third party reporting' scheme whereby anyone being subjected to hate crime can make anonymous reports without going directly to the police. The service can be used by the victim themselves and by others reporting on their behalf, such as parents, neighbours, friends and carers.

A trial in the city...

Standing together with Plymouth’s Polish community

Authored by News Desk

A representative from the Polish Embassy met with Plymouth City Council and Devon and Cornwall Police on Friday to show support for Plymouth’s Polish community following recent hate crime incidents.

Michal Mazurek, head of the Consular Section of the Polish Embassy, visited Plymouth to meet with a Polish family who were the victims of an arson attack and hate mail, and then met with...

Council addresses community tensions with partners

Authored by News Desk

Plymouth City Council Leader Councillor Ian Bowyer says the authority is committed to working with police to crack down on any incidents of hate crime following the EU Referendum.

Councillor Bowyer met Chief Superintendent Andy Boulting to discuss community tension following the EU Referendum result.

Plymouth MPs Johnny Mercer and Oliver Colvile also attended the meeting....

Events in Plymouth mark Hate Crime Awareness Week

Authored by Mary

A range of events are taking place in Plymouth to mark Hate Crime Awareness Week (10 – 17 October) and encourage local people to report hate crimes and incidents. Events are being held by organisations from across our local voluntary and statutory sector here in Plymouth.

Hate crimes and incidents are targeted at a person because of hostility, prejudice or discrimination towards that...

Plymouth residents urged to report hate crime incidents

Authored by Mary

Residents in Plymouth are being urged to report hate crimes as part of Hate Crime Awareness Week (11th-18th October 2014).

Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that person’s disability, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, sexual orientation, or transgender identity.

A number of events are taking place in...

Sporting heroes meet 'Local Heroes' in anti-bullying initiative

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Devon and Cornwall Police are launching their ‘Local Heroes’ initiative throughout schools in the region, on Wednesday 18 September. The initiative, run in association with Young Devon, aims to educate young people about diversity and bullying, while promoting values of tolerance, honesty, fairness and respect.

The high profile, sporting heroes supporting this initiative are:...

Police record attacks on alternative groups as hate crime

Authored by Matthew Vizard

Greater Manchester Police (GMP) have announced that they will officially record attacks on members of 'alternative sub-culture' groups as a hate crime.

It is the first time in the UK that offences against these groups will have been recognised with this distinction. Until now, only offences against race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity have been...

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