National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2021
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National Hate Crime Awareness Week runs each October and aims to challenge all forms of hate crime and discrimination based on aspects of the victim’s identity. This year the week runs from 9 – 16 October.
Wiltshire Police and the Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner support the aims and wish to encourage the public of Wiltshire and Swindon to consider how they respond to hate crime as a victim or witness.
Sgt Tom Ellerby from the Equality Diversity and Inclusion Team said: “Any report of hate crime is treated seriously and we take steps to manage any risks to vulnerable people and communities. It is important that incidents are reported by the injured party or by witnesses.”
“During the week, Hate Crime Officers will be visiting the major towns of Wiltshire and Swindon to help raise awareness of what a hate crime is, how it can be reported and listen to any concerns you may have.”
To find out more and speak to a Hate Crime Officer, come along to the following locations on the dates shown between 10.00am and 3pm:
- Monday 11 October - The Shires Trowbridge,
- Tuesday 12 October - Guildhall Salisbury,
- Wednesday 13 October - Brunel Centre Swindon,
- Thursday 14 October - Market Place Devizes,
- Friday 15 October - Emery Gate Chippenham.
You can also learn more about the types of hate crime and how to report them on the Force website: https://www.wiltshire.police.uk/advice/advice-and-information/hco/hate-crime/
Reporting makes a difference to you, your friends and your community.