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Police bolster resources as National Hate Crime Awareness Week starts

Greater Manchester Police is reassuring communities about the force’s response to hate crime, amid the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.

As National Hate Crime Awareness Week begins, police resources have been bolstered to keep communities across Greater Manchester safe and reassured.

In case of increased incidents and reporting, additional officers – overseen by a senior detective – have been assigned to ensure the delivery of outstanding service to victims.

Traumatic impact

Detective superintendent Lewis Hughes said: “Hate crime can have an incredibly traumatic impact on victims and communities – particularly at times such as this when they may be deeply distressed and feeling vulnerable.

“There is no place for this type of crime in Greater Manchester – GMP is committed to safeguarding people and property, investigating reports, and taking action against offenders, in line with national guidance.

“All officers have been reminded of best practices to ensure the best possible response to reports, and we are working alongside those who represent our communities to ensure consistency.

“Throughout this distressing time, we will continue to take a robust approach to those who break the law and we are also taking action against those whose actions are intended to cause alarm or distress to people.”

Victims of hate crime

Anyone who feels they are a victim of hate crime, should report it to the police via gmp.police.uk, 101 or in an emergency, dial 999.

Anonymous reports can be made via the independent charity – Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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