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Surrey fire stations tackling hate crime

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Surrey fire stations tackling hate crime

Published at 12:39pm 12th August 2019.

Surrey Police and Surrey Fire and Rescue Service have launched a joint initiative to tackle hate crime.

The details were unveiled at Pride in Surrey in Woking on Saturday (August 10).

Four fire stations have been chosen across the county where the public can go to receive information on hate crime, as well as on Stop Hate UK - a support and reporting service -  including Guildford and Woking, as well as Epsom and Reigate.

Dan Quin, Assistant Chief Fire Officer for Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, said:

"Surrey Fire and Rescue Service is proud to be supporting Surrey Police in a joint campaign to encourage victims of hate crime to come forward and report their experiences. 

"We hope to make a real difference by supporting people who sadly experience hostility or prejudice towards them and ultimately play our part in helping to put an end to hate crime.
 
"This is a further example of what we can do to prevent more emergencies from happening and make people in Surrey safer."  

Detective Superintendent Sailesh Limbachia added: 

"We are proud and delighted to be working with our colleagues at Surrey Fire and Rescue as part of this joint initiative to provide reporting centres for those affected by hate crime. 

"Surrey Police do not tolerate hate or discrimination and take it very seriously, our aim is to ensure that people feel confident in reporting hate crime to us, by working together we can continue to tackle this crime and encourage anyone who may have experienced or witnessed hate crime to report it. 

"However, we recognise that people may not wish to contact the police directly, would prefer to speak to a third party for advice and guidance before making a report, or want assistance and reassurance in reporting a hate crime and this is why we have launched this initiative with Surrey Fire and Rescue Service."

To report a hate crime, please call police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

You can also report hate crime anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. 

Stop Hate UK provides a free and independent 24/7 hate crime support and reporting service on 0800 138 1625.

You can also report  it to Stop Hate UK online. 

 

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