Dangers of 'mate crime' film launched by Carlisle charity

The film highlights the signs of the so-called 'mate crime' Credit: Carlisle Mencap

The dangers of so-called 'mate crime' are being highlighted in a new film produced by Carlisle Mencap.

This happens when vulnerable people are befriended by someone who intents to exploit them financially, physically or sexually.

Carlisle Mencap's Independence Studio of disabled filmmakers has produced the film which highlights the signs.

'Tell Someone', which is supported by Police Commissioner Peter McCall, Cumbria Constabulary and Haltwhistle Film Project, was launched this morning.

If you missed the launch, you can watch the film here: