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Drop-in sessions to raise awareness of hate crime

Drop-in sessions are set to mark National Hate Crime Awareness Week, highlighting the crime and encouraging reporting.

The national event is organised by Stop Hate UK and runs from 14 to 21 October. As part of the week there will be two drop-in sessions in Dudley so people can find out more and access help.

On Thursday 19 October people can come along to Gather coffee shop, 65 High Street, Dudley, from 11am to 2pm and on Friday 20 October, sessions will be held at Victim Support, 57 The Broadway, Dudley DY1 4AP from 10am to 1pm.

There are a number of third party reporting centres in the borough where people can confidentially report and access help and support within their community, a list of these can be found at www.dudleysafeandsound.org

Councillor David Vickers, cabinet member responsible for community safety, said:

“Hate crime can take place anywhere, including online. It’s important to be clear that hate of any form will not be tolerated and does not have a place in our communities.

“These drop-in sessions are a useful way to find out more about what hate crime is and to report any concerns, or access help and support.

“It’s so important incidents are reported so victims can be fully supported and perpetrators brought to justice.”

To find out more about hate crime and third party reporting centres visit www.dudleysafeadsound.org.uk. Hate crime can also be reported to the police via 101 or 999 in an emergency.

News Release Contact Information

Charley Burke - Communications - charley.burke@dudley.gov.uk