A new video which explains about Hate Crime is has been produced by Merseyside Police.
Merseyside police, members of local anti-hate crime organisations as well as X-Factor finalist Marcus Collins have joined forces to raise awareness among young people about hate crime. It will be shown in schools across Merseyside, NHS organisations, charities and support groups in a bid to raise awareness of what a hate crime is and how someone can report it. Other speakers on the video include Dave Kelly, managing director from Daisy UK, a Liverpool-based disability equality charity.
Chief Constable Jon Murphy, said: “Merseyside Police takes hate crime extremely seriously. We have specially-trained officers with experience in dealing with all types of hate crime. Hate crimes are under-reported but I want to reassure victims that reporting it doesn’t mean you will have to go to court – there are other ways to deal with it. There is a great deal of support and advice available – please don’t suffer in silence.”
Dominique Walker, whose brother Anthony was murdered in a racist attack in Huyton in 2004, also takes part. She says: “Anthony’s murder devastated my family. We went to the police and they helped us obtain some sort of justice. Hate crime can be anything from physical attacks or intimidation to offensive graffiti and damage to your property or even bullying at school or in the workplace.
KDC provides specialist support for people who have experienced any such incidents, particularly those who live with a disability. If you feel that you have been a victim you can report it to us here at KDC on 0151 480 4090.. Alternatively, call the Stop Hate UK line on 0800 138 1625 or call Crime Stoppers anonymously on 0800 555 1111. Don’t be afraid – there are lots of people out there who can help.
watch the video – http://youtu.be/9T3LC4oY-3E