Anti-Muslim hate crimes to be recorded separately

Anti-Muslim hate crimes are to be recorded separately by police in England and Wales for the first time, David Cameron has announced.

The move brings Islamophobia in line with anti-semitic attacks targeting Jews.

ITV News reporter Rebecca Barry heard from one victim who has faced abuse and threats just because of her faith:

It comes as the Home Office prepares to unveil new statistics which are expected to show a rise in numbers of hate crimes over the past year.

In 2013/14 offences involving religious hatred soared by 45% and race hate crime by 4% in the wake of the murder of soldier Lee Rigby.

David Cameron will host a new Forum to tackle community relations later. Credit: PA

The government will also provide new funding to boost security at religious buildings.

The Prime Minister will host a meeting of a new Community Engagement Forum at Downing Street later.