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Mar 27 2012

Hate Crime Awareness – launch of 24 hour helpline – March 31, 2012

A new 24 hour helpline for victims of hate crime.

An event to raise awareness of hate crime and how to report it is being held in Harrow on Saturday 31st March at St Ann’s shopping centre in Harrow Town centre.

Portfolio holder for Community and Cultural Services, Cllr David Perry said:

“We have a responsibility to support and protect all of our residents. Information and awareness days such as this one will bring the issue of hate crime to the attention of the general public. We are also launching a new 24 hour helpline that will be available to residents who are experiencing this type of crime.”

Organised by the Hate Crime Forum a partnership of agencies including Harrow Council, Harrow Police and the local community, the event in the town centre will offer information and advice on all forms of hate crime.

Local community groups are providing music and dance performances during the day to help promote our new helpline service.

The event will be held from 11am to 3pm at the St Ann’s Shopping Centre. To report Hate Crime call the Stop Hate Line on 0800 138 1625.

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