Mother of murdered Lancashire goth launches book to tackle hate crime

The mother of a teenager kicked to death in a Lancashire park has returned to her daughter's school in Haslingden to highlight the effects of prejudice and hate crime.

Sophie Lancaster was killed 7 years ago for dressing like a goth

Mother of Sophie Lancaster who was killed for being a goth speaks at her old school

The mother of a teenager kicked to death in a Lancashire park has returned to her daughter's school in Haslingden to highlight the effects of prejudice and hate crime.

Sophie Lancaster was killed 7 years ago for dressing like a goth.

Sophie's mother Sylvia, launch a book called 'HATE' today inspired by the days events.

She hopes Sophie's story will make a difference.

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Sophie Lancaster's mum to launch 'HATE' novel

Sylvia Lancaster Credit: PA

The mother of a teenager kicked to death in a Lancashire park is returning to her daughter's school in Haslingden to highlight the effects of prejudice and hate crime. Sophie Lancaster was killed 7 years ago for dressing like a goth and simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Ever since her mother, Sylvia, has campaigned against prejudice and bullying and will launch a book called 'HATE' today inspired by the days events.

It's written by Alan Gibbons was so affected by the story, that he felt moved to write about it.