No place for Hate Crime in Harrow

Hate crime reporting contacts

This October stand up against Hate Crime by joining Stonewall’s #nobystander movement - make a pledge and encourage victims to report it.

Hate Crime Awareness week runs until 21st October. Harrow is fortunate and proud to be one of the most diverse and integrated communities in the country with people of all faiths, religions and backgrounds living together peacefully. Joint partnership and work between the council, schools, youth groups, police, community leaders and the voluntary sector has helped build the strong community relations we have today.

Portfolio Holder for Community, Culture and Resident Engagement, Cllr Sue Anderson said:

“Hate crime is not just a crime against the individual it’s an attack on the values of our community – and there is no place for it in Harrow. No one should ever be made to feel intimidated. We may not always understand each others differences and we don’t have to, but showing respect and courtesy helps us all get along. If you ever witness such behaviour, or are a victim, please report it to prevent similar acts happening to someone else and increase chances of perpetrators being brought to justice.”

Hate crime can be both physical or verbal acts of violence and discrimination against an individuals identity whether that’s faith, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, age, nationality, sexual orientation or anything else that makes us different.

So join the movement, watch Stonewall’s #nobystander video, and sign the pledge here.

If you or anyone you know experiences a hate crime – we ask you to report it by contacting Stop Hate UK which are open 24hours a day on 0800 138 1625 or talk@stophateuk.org. In an emergency always call 999.