Committed to cracking hate crime

Durham Constabulary

Durham Constabulary

First published in News

SENIOR police officers and a Paralympic gold medallist are among those attending a seminar against hate crime in Darlington today. (Tuesday, June 2)

The event is the second in a series organised by Durham’s Police and Crime Commissioner Ron Hogg and is aimed at shining a spotlight on hate crime and what is being done to tackle it.

A range of inspirational speakers will feature including Paralympic discus thrower Stephen Miller, from Cramlington, who has won three Games gold medals since 1996.

Other speakers include Chief Superintendent Graham Hall of Durham Constabulary and Deputy Chief Constable Michael Banks.

Mr Hogg said: “Reducing the impact of hate crime still remains one of my personal priorities and features in my refreshed Police and Crime Plan.

“Following on from last year’s seminar, good progress has been made to tackle hate crime locally.

“I recognise that there is still much to do to confront hate crime and tackle the scale of under-reporting.

“It is vital we continue to work closely with our partners and voluntary sector organisations to ensure that victims feel confident in coming forward.”

New community initiatives aimed at supporting victims of hate crime will also be launched at the event, which is taking place at Central Hall, in the Dolphin Centre.

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12:32pm Tue 3 Jun 14

punkrocker says...

ALL crime has some level of hate in it. This is nothing but pc crap. The good folk of County Durham would be better served by the police if they cracked down on the crime committed by those decending on Appleby. Oh I forgot they are a minority so policing turns a blind eye. This sadly is to be expected from pc police who pander to druggies.
ALL crime has some level of hate in it. This is nothing but pc crap. The good folk of County Durham would be better served by the police if they cracked down on the crime committed by those decending on Appleby. Oh I forgot they are a minority so policing turns a blind eye. This sadly is to be expected from pc police who pander to druggies. punkrocker
  • Score: 1

12:49pm Tue 3 Jun 14

Homshaw1 says...

There is still strong evidence of racism in policing. I am 100% against discrimination and making anyone feel uncomfortable without good reason but they should sort their internal problems out before preaching to others.
There is still strong evidence of racism in policing. I am 100% against discrimination and making anyone feel uncomfortable without good reason but they should sort their internal problems out before preaching to others. Homshaw1
  • Score: -2

5:08pm Tue 3 Jun 14

JJ2000 says...

I think this town needs Clint Eastwood. Poncho and all.
I think this town needs Clint Eastwood. Poncho and all. JJ2000
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