Hate crime app launched

People living in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight can now download a new app on their smartphones to help tackle hate crime. It has information about how to report it, and what support is available.

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Sport "leads the way" in tackling hate crime

These are crimes and incidents where the victim is targeted because of who they are, for example, because of the colour of their skin, their sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, religion or ethnicity. We treat all reports of a hate crime or hate incident very seriously. They're cowardly and unacceptable crimes which can affect not only the victim but also their family, friends and, in certain cases, a whole section of a community.

– PC Ahmed Sasso, developed the idea

Sport has often led the way with tackling incidences of hate, of any description, and this newly launched app will now make it significantly easier for people to voice their concerns and fears where they previously may not have. As a Charitable Trust, we will be working closely with Hampshire Constabulary to support people when they need it most and particularly those who may be facing difficult issues.

– Simon Fox, Hampshire Cricket Community Trust Manager

New hate crime app is launched

The launch of the app at the Ageas Bowl Credit: ITV News Meridian

People living in Hampshire and on the Isle of Wight can now download a new app on their smartphones to help tackle hate crime. It has information about how to report it, and what support is available.

The 'Helping Victims of Hate Crime' app has been developed for Hampshire Constabulary and was officially launched today, in conjunction with Hampshire Cricket Community Trust who are hosting the event at the Ageas Bowl.

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