Following the EU referendum, there has been a widely reported increase in racial abuse and hate crimes around the country. Many perpetrators have quoted the referendum result as justification for their acts. Irrespective of how we voted, the overwhelming majority of us in this country find this behaviour offensive and unacceptable.
We can all help to contain this intolerance by being aware of a police website called True Vision. This gives guidance on defining hate crimes and ways of reporting them. The police say that by reporting incidents to them they may be able to prevent them happening to someone else. To go to the report-it.org.uk website, click here.