Information Update Wednesday 14th October 2015 - Whole Area
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This information update is dated Tuesday 14th October 2015 for the Whole Area
NATIONAL HATE CRIME AWARENESS WEEK
This week, police officers from across Thames Valley will be running activities in support of the ‘National Hate Crime Awareness Week’.
Officially launched on Saturday 10th October, the next five days will see local Neighbourhood Teams out and about, engaging with groups, communities and members of the public, highlighting the need for greater understanding of what constitutes a ‘hate crime’ and what victims can do, to seek support.
Hate Crime, is a crime or incident against you, your friends, your family, or your property, because of your actual or presumed, sexual orientation, transgender identity, disability, race, or religion.
Incidents of everyday Hate Crime, continue to go unreported and Thames Valley Police are seeking to reassure the public that those who get in contact, will be taken seriously and be dealt with sensitively. They can also be assured of confidentiality. As well as contacting the police on 101, or in an emergency 999, victims, or anyone witnessing a hate crime, can report it through a recently commissioned third party reporting service, provided by the Hate Crime Network on 0300 1234 148 or www.hatecrimenetwork.org.uk (opens new window)
Chief Constable Francis Habgood said of the activity this week: “Officers and staff work on a daily basis, to support those who are vulnerable in our communities. This week of focused action, will help us drive home the message that ‘Hate Crime’ in any form, is not acceptable and we want you to have confidence to come forward, if you have been a victim’.
‘We all stand together, to support a positive change in attitude towards discrimination, in its negative form’.
A social media campaign following #WeStandTogether, will be running throughout the week and members of the public, can find out more about what is happening in their area, by linking to their Neighbourhood Twitter accounts.
HERE IN RBWM
Tonight, between 6 p.m. / 8 p.m. Inspector Mike Darrah, will be live on Twitter, for a ‘Twitter Forum’, to discuss all the issues and answer questions, raised by the public.
To join the Forum please use the following address: