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Combatting hate crime in the Lancaster district

The rich history of diversity and tolerance in the Lancaster district are values to be celebrated now more than ever. 

That’s the message from the Lancaster District Community Safety Partnership in the wake of the terror attack in London’s Finsbury Park.

The partnership is a collective of public, voluntary, community and private organisations who work together to improve social cohesion and reduce crime. 

Coun Brendan Hughes, chair of the partnership, said: “Now more than ever we need to celebrate the diversity that makes our district such a great place to live. 

“Hate, racism, racial harassment and violence have no place here and our message is that we all need to work together to drive it out and unite against those who seek, through violence and extremism, to intimidate or cause fear.

“We all need to be prepared to challenge any behaviour that runs contrary to our shared values of tolerance and diversity and work together to prevent all forms of hate crime.

“I would encourage anyone who feels they have been subjected to hate crime of any sort to report it to the police.” 

The Community Safety Partnership has also funded a new leaflet which aims to shine a light on the importance of reporting hate crime with the aim of putting an end to it once and for all.

It will be available from town halls in Lancaster and Morecambe and other public buildings and contains advice on what is classed as a hate crime and how to report it.

Details are also available on our hate crime webpage

If you’re a victim of hate crime, free, confidential support and advice is also available from Lancashire Victim Services.

Last updated: 22 June 2017