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Residents urged to stop hate ahead of Holocaust Memorial
Residents are being urged to show their contempt for hate crime
- by signing an online pledge.
As Holocaust Memorial Day (27 January) approaches, the St.Helens
Community Safety Partnership wants to see as many people as
possible using the opportunity to challenge discrimination and the
language of hatred - and commit to using words reflecting the
dignity of others.
To make your feelings known simply go to http://www.speakupnow.org.uk
and sign the pledge.
Cabinet Member for Family Intervention and Safer Communities
Councillor Sue Murphy said: "Holocaust Memorial Day gives us an
opportunity to learn from the past for a better future.
"Hate crime is any offence or incident committed against
individuals, groups and communities because of who they are.
Yet victims are often reluctant or too embarrassed to report the
crime. Tackling hate crime is a priority for us, and we've
established several ways to report incidents, such as through
Merseyside Police and Stop Hate UK."
There are fewer hate crime incidents in St.Helens compared with
other areas in Merseyside. But Merseyside Police and the St.Helens
Community Safety Partnership are urging all victims to come forward
and report the crime.
Hate crime can be reported to Merseyside Police on 999
(emergency), 101 (non-emergency) or online.
Stop Hate UK is a charity that provides independent and
confidential support to people affected by hate crime. It's funded
by St.Helens Council and is fully supported by the Community Safety
Partnership (CSP) to provide 24 hour support to victims of hate
There are several way to contact Stop Hate UK
· By phone - 0800 138 1625
· Online at www.stophateuk.org/talk
· By email - [email protected]
· Via instant messaging
· By text 07717 989025
· By post: Stop Hate UK, PO Box 484, LS7 9BZ