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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: 

  • alternative sub-culture (see definition below)
  • disability
  • gender identity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation

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.  

[Definition: alternative sub-culture means a discernible group that is characterised by a strong sense of collective identity and values and taste e.g. Goths, Emos, Punks, Metallers and some variants of hippie and dance culture.]

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 Crime reporting 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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