Woking Borough Council has reiterated its stance against hate crime, whilst reassuring foreign nationals that they are welcome in the Borough, in the wake of the vote to leave the European Union.
Great Britain has welcomed migrants from many parts of the world for many years and enacted its first Race Relations Act in 1965, well before it joined the EU.It has a strong tradition of being opposed to discrimination and it is important that we maintain it.
A hate crime, which is already a key priority of the Safer Woking Partnership, is an incident that can be perceived as being racist, homophobic or transphobic, or due to a person’s religion, beliefs, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability. It is important that the public report hate crime to which they are subjected, or which they observe, via any of the channels below.
- Calling Surrey Police on 101.
• In an emergency always, dial 999.
• Contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org
• Via the hate crime reporting site True Vision at www.report-it.org.uk
• Through community groups such as Tell Mama and Community Security.