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Migrant communities: 'Maybe we're not welcome here anymore'

The EU referendum campaign saw a heated debate around immigration. Photo: ITV News Tyne Tees

Some members of the migrant and minority communities in the North East have told us they no longer feel welcome here, in the aftermath of Britain's vote to leave the EU.

They say that the debate around immigration during the campaign has changed the atmosphere in schools and on the streets.

In some parts of the region, the number of hate crimes reported to police has risen in the two weeks since the referendum result.

Hartlepool Borough Council has also revealed around 30 neo-fascist stickers featuring right-wing and neo-fascist slogans had been stuck to lampposts and road signs in the town centre and have now been removed.

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Here are the figures on reported hate crimes from the region's four police forces:

Northumbria Police

  • 25 reported hate crimes per week, on average, before the EU referendum
  • 38 reported hate crimes in the week after the referendum

Durham Constabulary

  • 20 reported hate crimes in the period leading up to the referendum (12 June - 23 June 2016)
  • 21 reported hate crime incidents in the period after the referendum (24 June - 5 July 2016)

Cleveland Police

Three incidents of hate crime that "we can directly link to the EU referendum." One of the reports was a physical attack, one was a verbal abuse and the other was online abuse.

North Yorkshire Police

  • 6 reported hate crimes between 24/6/16 and 5/7/16
  • 5 reported hate crimes in the same period last year (25/6/15 to 7/7/15)