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Hate crime rises since EU referendum

Wednesday July 6 2016

South Yorkshire Police South Yorkshire Police

POLICE say there has been a rise in religious and racial hate crime across South Yorkshire since the EU referendum.

Since the UK voted to leave the EU last month, police say reports of hate crime have spiked, with videos of some of the abuse being shared on social media. 

Police say that due to the nature of the crime, victims and witnesses of the abuse are reluctant to come forward, but are encouraging people to speak out against the offence.

The South Yorkshire Police Senior Leadership Team said: "We are aware of concerns within our communities about a rise in incidents of religious and racial abuse following the recent EU referendum.

"We are also aware that due to the nature of this type of crime that people don’t always feel that they can or that they want to tell police. As a result, incidents can go unreported.

"We are urging anyone affected by hate crime or who is a victim of abuse to report it to us.

"It doesn’t have to be directed at you, you can still report it to us or to one of our third party reporting centres.

"Reporting can make a big difference – as well as helping to prevent someone else from being a victim, it helps us to understand what is going on in our communities and the best way for us to respond.

"South Yorkshire Police will not tolerate hate crime or hate-related incidents and we are committed to tackling hostility aimed at someone because of their race, religion, sexual orientation, gender or disability.

"Everyone deserves to feel safe and secure in their communities and we are working with our partners to tackle hate crime head on and bring those responsible to justice."

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Reply Posted by Scep Tic on Wednesday July 6 2016 at 09:26
What this really means is that Common Purpose "graduates" within the police force want you to think hate crimes have spiked when they actually haven't.

They say, "Victims and witnesses are reluctant to come forward" but when an immigrant commits a crime in the town centre the police tell us if there were no witnesses there was no crime.

This is going on nationally to prepare us for Theresa May's watered down version of Brexit and continued freedom of movement.

It's up to the Tory membership to elect Andrea Leadsom to carry out the will of the British people.

Reply Posted by Tin hat on Wednesday July 6 2016 at 10:06
Proof please Scep Tic. Otherwise your opinion sounds like "wah, wah, wah, wah".

Reply Posted by Dave G on Saturday July 9 2016 at 01:08
Oh come on Tin hat .. get the blinkers off .. Do you just read WAB ?

Reply Posted by A.N.Other on Wednesday July 6 2016 at 10:20
In reply to Scep tic get off your little Englander horse. Now that we have been conned into voting for Brexit we who live in the real world will have pay for your stupidity. Even the rats that got us into this situation (Johnson,Garage,Gove et al) are now leaving the sinking ship.

Reply Posted by thegrimreaper on Tuesday July 12 2016 at 16:42
You talk utter garbage and bile sir .

Reply Posted by Dave G on Tuesday July 12 2016 at 21:27
Who ? me or him ?

Reply Posted by thegrimreaper on Wednesday July 13 2016 at 12:14
Him of course

Reply Posted by Dave G on Thursday July 14 2016 at 06:12
Thank god for that .. i thought you'd fallen out with me :-) .. bit sad they took down my last post tho .. i thought it was very good ..

Reply Posted by You've a little froth at the corner of your mouth on Wednesday July 6 2016 at 10:42
You claim to live in the real world, but clearly can't sift out the facts.
Gove is very much a candidate for PM.
The only stupidity I've seen is the fact you think Britain is better off in the EU.
If you love the EU so much, go live in Germany.
In 10 years time, there will be no EU.

Reply Posted by Scep Tic on Wednesday July 6 2016 at 13:36
A.N.Other. Get down off you Little Europer horse and dry your eyes. You may have fallen for the corrupt corporatocracy's propaganda but, fortunately, the majority saw through it.

If you want to sound like you know what you're talking about you need to educate yourself. Start with Common Purpose. Until then cool your jets, you're making a dick of yourself.

Reply Posted by Dave G on Saturday July 9 2016 at 01:13
Well said Sir ..

Reply Posted by A.N.Other on Wednesday July 6 2016 at 16:21
You've a little forth at the corner of your mouth. Typical Brexit reply floundering for justification of their decision. Corbyn has more chance of being PM than Gove and the EU will be here for decades to come.

Reply Posted by Dave G on Saturday July 9 2016 at 01:14
A.N Other .. you really are deluded .. did you used to be paul in a past life ? he really thought he knew everything as well ..

Reply Posted by Steven James on Thursday July 7 2016 at 09:46
Oh how to incite the knuckle dragging idiots.....

To A.N Other - Labour and Corbyn are FINISHED as a credible opposition party.
The working classes they purport to represent will NEVER forget their treachery for campaigning for BREMAIN despite the wishes of said working classes who overwhelmingly voted OUT in staunch Labour areas.

The failure to listen to the working classes will be their undoing and as a result we can look forward to DECADES of Tory rule due to their idiocy.

But don't worry as I am sure the SHEEP will still vote Labour in time after time as their forefathers ALWAYS bet on RED.



This clown DOESN'T speak for us he is only in it for as much money as he can possibly earn from the Labour gravy train!

I for one will NEVER vote for the Labour clowns whilst ever I have breath in my lungs

Reply Posted by You've a little froth at the corner of your mouth on Thursday July 7 2016 at 12:04
You're a naive, bitter individual. A. N. Other.
The EU is finished and only the remoaners refuse to accept it. Bit like Corbyn refusing to stand down.
In both circumstances, the end is nigh.

Reply Posted by thegrimreaper on Tuesday July 12 2016 at 16:43
A. N OTHER is a bitter , twisted LOSER