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20 July, 2016

The Yorkshire coast has zero-tolerance of hate crime, says Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan and Scarborough Borough Councillor Michelle Donohue-Moncrieff

Police and Crime Commissioner Julia Mulligan and Scarborough Borough Councillor Michelle Donohue-Moncrieff have joined forces to pay tribute to the Yorkshire coast’s welcoming community and to say there is ‘zero tolerance’ of hate crime.

They both urged anyone who has been affected by hate crime to report the incident.

“If you don’t want to make a report to the police, you can do it at one of the many hate crime reporting centres across the area, including all libraries,” said Julia.

“We don’t have any evidence of hate crime being on the increase in the area and communities across the Yorkshire coast are welcoming to both new residents and visitors.

“But the message needs to go out that that any form of abuse directed against someone because of their race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation or disability will not be tolerated.”

Michelle is the portfolio holder for Democracy, Neighbourhoods and Safer and Stronger Communities at Scarborough Borough Council.

She said: “There are trained staff at all the centres, including libraries, who you can report any incidents of hate crime to. It is vital that people don’t put up with behaviour of this type and report it. Abuse of any kind is not acceptable and as a community we need to come together to give out the clear message that it won’t be tolerated.”

Hate crime can be reported at the following centres:

  • Citizens Advice Bureau (Scarborough and Whitby)
  • North Yorkshire County Council libraries (Eastfield, Filey, Scalby, Scarborough, Whitby)
  • Scarborough Borough Council Customer First (Scarborough)
  • University of Hull (Scarborough Campus)
  • Yorkshire Coast College (Scarborough)
  • Yorkshire Coast Homes (Scarborough and Whitby)