Council Online Event Explains Reporting Hate Crime
Fenland District Council streams online event explaining how to report hate crimes.
13:23 16 October 2020
As part of the National Hate Crime Awareness Week, Fenland District Council has live-streamed an online event to educate residents on how to report hate crimes. The 25-minute video saw a panel of experts from the police and council come together to answer questions on how to spot a hate crime, how to report them and how they are investigated.
Cllr Susan Wallwork, who helped organise the event, said:“Making sure that local communities have a strong awareness of what a hate crime is and how to report them is one of the best tools available to us and our partner organisations when working to ensure our communities are kept safe and secure.”
The local council's quarterly engagement events, which were previously held in community centres and supermarket foyers, had to be conducted online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The next Fenland Community Safety Partnership event, which is scheduled in November, will focus on domestic abuse. Residents are encouraged to submit their questions and suggestions ahead of the event by filling in the online form available at www.surveymonkey.com/r/CSPEvent.
If you, or someone you know has witnessed or been a victim of a hate crime, we urge you to report it to the police by visiting www.report-it.org.uk or by calling 101. In an emergency, always dial 999.