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Nine New Hate Crime Centres Open in Selby

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3:46pm 23rd January 2013

The Mayor of Selby Councillor George Carter and Chief Inspector Mark Iveson have opened nine new third party reporting centres for hate crime in Selby District.

Hate Crime is a serious issue and the centres will allow people who aren’t comfortable with talking to the police directly a place to report any problems they are having.

In addition to the third party reporting centres, there are also 66 new signposting centres in Selby District which have been set up to give people information about what to do and where to go if they are suffering from hate crime.

Lynn Gregory works for Voices for People who help people with learning disabilities - she says it's a big problem.

Richard Abbott from North Yorkshire Police says they want more victims to come forward.


Colin Moreton from the Selby Community Safer Partnership scheme says it's a bigger problem than figures suggest.

Hannah Brown works with gypsies and travellers in Selby and sees the impact of the attacks.


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