Report dedicated to Jo Cox shows 326 per cent rise in anti-Muslim incidents

Jo Cox was due to launch the report today Credit: PA

A report into Islamophobia that was due to be launched by Jo Cox says there has been a 326 per cent increase in anti-Muslim hate incidents in the last year.

The Batley and Spen MP, who was a prominent equality campaigner, was working in conjunction with the charity Tell MAMA on the report, called The Geography of Anti-Muslim Hatred, before her death earlier this month.

The document, which has been dedicated to her memory, says the charity received more than 1,100 reported incidents in 2015, adding that many were against women.

West Yorkshire was identified as one of the hot spot areas.