More than one homophobic hate crime a week is being reported to police in Cumbria.
The figures, obtained by ITV Border, show the number has doubled since 2007.
It's a spate of crimes that Cumbria's Commissioner says is concerning - and the victims find especially distressing.
Katie Hunter reports:
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