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Advice from Leicestershire Police

Leicestershire Police have issued advice reminding people to remain vigilant.
See the police website for how to report possible terrorist activity

A hate incident is any incident targeted at a person where they are seen or believed to be different, this may be motivated by:

  • disability
  • gender identity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation

Within Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland hate incidents and hate crimes are recorded against these five categories, as well as including a category for ‘any other perceived difference’ in order to align with Leicestershire Police’s recording of hate.   

It is called a hate crime, if the incident is a criminal offence. 

If you know of any incident you think is hate related, you should report it.  

How to report a hate crime or incident

If you live in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, you can:

  • telephone Leicestershire Police on the non-emergency number 101
  • visit your local police station 
  • telephone the Hate Incident Monitoring Project on 0116 305 8263
  • complete the Hate Incident Report online form 
  • text Leicestershire Police on 07624 818 901 (only to be used by people who are deaf, deafened, hard of hearing or speech impaired)
  • visit or telephone a reporting centre near you (see below).

If you are a victim and live outside Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, you can report an incident on the True Vision website.

Where to report a hate incident in your local area

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