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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.  

The difference between a hate crime and a hate incident is explained in the video below. If you have been a victim of hate, help is available.

 

 How to report a hate crime or incident

Telephone Leicestershire Police on the non-emergency number 101 or telephone the Hate Incident Monitoring Project on 0116 305 8263

Further methods to report such incidents are listed at the bottom of the page

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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