Hate crime advice in Ely by Cambs Police
Police have been talking to people in Ely about how to recognise hate crime.
Officers spoke to shoppers as part of National Hate Crime Awareness Week #NHCAW on ways in which they can understand, recognise and report it.
A stall was set up in the city centre on Thursday (October 18) with leaflets and helpful contact numbers for more information.
The term ‘hate crime’ can be used to describe a range of criminal behaviour where the perpetrator is motivated by hostility or demonstrates hostility towards the victim’s disability, race, religion, sexual orientation or transgender identity.
A hate crime can include verbal abuse, intimidation, threats, harassment, assault and bullying, as well as damage to property.
The perpetrator can also be a friend, carer or acquaintance who exploits their relationship with the victim for financial gain or some other criminal purpose.
Been a victim of hate crime? Call 101 (999 in an emergency) or visit www.cambs.police.uk/report