Volunteers sought to help tackle hate crime

Portsmouth & Southsea railway station by Andy Cooper

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HATE Crime Ambassadors are being sought by police to help support victims.

Sussex Police is recruiting volunteers to help highlight what hate crime is, how it 
can be reported and 
encourage more people to come forward.

A hate crime is defined when someone is persistently targeted because of a personal characteristic, whether it is their race, religion, sexual orientation, disability or gender identity, or something else. Anyone who would like to take part will need to attend a two-hour coaching session.

Sgt Peter Allan said: ‘I hope these coaching sessions will be a springboard for discussions about hate crime, in the pub, at work, at the gym, at the many clubs and activities people take part in on a regular basis and anywhere really.’

Call 07867 501150 or email peter.allan@sussex.pnn.police.uk.