Tomorrow sees the start of the National Hate Crime Awareness Week 2016, where individuals and organisations show their commitment to stopping hate and to raise awareness about Hate Crime.

'Stamp It Out' is the project aiming to challenge verbal abuse, bullying and violence, including that affecting to LGBT people, in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland. 'Stamp It Out', run by Leicestershire Police and stakeholders including the LGBT Centre, allows people who have been victims of hostility, prejudice or hatred because of their gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion or belief or actual or perceived disability to report it to the police.

How to report a Crime?

In case of an emergency, always dial 999.

You can contact Leicestershire Police on the non-emergency contact number 101 or go to any police station. You can also report an incident on-line using the Stamp-It-Out website.

Why should all hate incidents be reported?

Hate Crime affects the lives of the people involved, their friends and families and the local community. If these incidents are not reported, people committing them can feel entitled to abuse people whenever they feel like it.

It doesn't matter how minor you think an incident is, REPORT IT!