Essex Police and the Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex have condemned hate crime.
Detective Chief Constable Matthew Horne said: “We don’t tolerate hate crime. Whether it’s an incident that takes place online or in the street, it’s important to let us know about hate crime to give us a chance to investigate and prosecute offenders and to ensure that victims and the wider community are protected. We can’t deal with the problem unless it is reported to us so we need anyone experiencing hate crime or knows someone who is to tell us about it.
“Call 101 to report all non-urgent cases or report online at www.essex.police.ukIf you or anyone else is in immediate danger call 999. We will take action and we will do our best to help you.”
Roger Hirst, Police and Crime Commissioner for Essex, said: “Hate crime is unacceptable.
“If you are the victim of racist abuse or witness hate crime taking place, if the crime in in progress please contact Essex Police on 999. In a non-emergency situation, you can 101 or use the online crime reporting feature on the Essex Police website.
“You can also contact a number of Hate Incident Reporting Centres across Essex, which can also offer support and guidance. Details of the nearest specialist centre can be found here: