A Cumbrian charity has produced a film to encourage victims of hate crimes to come forward.
Carlisle MENCAP supports people with learning disabilities, and they've released the film to coincide with Hate Crime Awareness Week.
The film explains what hate crimes are, and how to report them to the police.
Police in the Scottish Borders are appealing for witnesses following racially aggravated abuse in Hawick at 11pm last night, Wednesday 29.
A 21-year-old man was walking along the road from the top of Baker Street when an unknown man shouted racially aggravated abuse at him.
The suspect is described as white, in his late teens or early 20s, and is between 5ft 7inches - 6ft tall,.
He has red/blonde short hair, and a stocky build, and was wearing a red/orange coloured hoodie.
Officers are now urging anyone who can assist with their enquiries to come forward.
Paul Crone meets the victims of, and those working to end, disability hate crimes in Cumbria.
Viewers should be aware that this report contains some language that they may find offensive.
With disability hate crimes on the rise in Cumbria, a day centre for adults with learning difficulties is highlighting just how damaging and serious the issue can be.
Last year 48 disability hate crimes were reported to Cumbria Police - more than double the number in the previous 12 months.
So to combat this growing problem The Heathlands Project near Carlisle has teamed up with the police to take the anti-hate crime message into local schools.
Today a session was delivered at William Howard School in Brampton to teach pupils what hate crime is and how and why it can have such a devastating impact.
Heathlands Project users have also been speaking about their experiences of hate crime.
Victims of hate crime in Scotland are being urged to come forward and report their attacks as part of a new campaign.
'Speak Up Against Hate Crime', launched by the Scottish Government, aims to empower victims and witnesses of crimes based on race, religion, disability, sexuality or gender identity.
Between 2012 and 2013 there were more than 4,000 racially aggravated charges of hate crime reported, with a rise in reported incidents relating to religion, disability and sexual orientation.
Local policing divisions are working to gather intelligence on people suspected of committing a hate crime.
To report incidents of hate crime members phone the Police on 101, or 999 if it is an emergency, or report in person at any Police office.
A number of forces are joining together to raise awareness of racist and religious hate crime in Cumbria.
The event, being held at the Castle Green Hotel, is aimed at giving people a better understanding of what racist and religious hate crimes are.
There were almost 100 racist or religious hate crime prosecutions in Cumbria in the past year, and nearly 90% of these ended in successful prosecution.
A new campaign has been launched to try to combat the problem of disability hate crime.
Fewer than 20 crimes were reported across all of Cumbria last year - but police think that is because many are too scared to come forward.
John Bevir reports:
A campaign to raise awareness of disability hate crime is being launched in Cumbria.
The joint campaign between Cumbria Police and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is being run over eight weeks, after discussions showed that a large amount of hate crime goes unreported.
A meeting was held with disabled people and disibility groups after figures showed that only 17 disability hate crimes were reported to police in Cumbria in 2012, in comparison to 166 reports of race hate crime.