If you are a victim of, or a witness to, a hate crime or incident in Lincoln this is how to report it:
If something is happening now, ring the Police on 999.
If something has happened and does not require an urgent response, ring 101, tell the call taker you think this is a hate crime or a hate incident. Remember you can ask for a visit when and where you want it.
If you do not want to report it to the Police, you can contact City Hall at the City of Lincoln Council either on 01522 881188 or via a Hate Crime reporting centre (there is one in City Hall at The Network via the Orchard Street entrance).
You can call Stop Hate UK on 0800 138 1625.
Your local policing team, and PCSO's will be more than happy to visit anyone to talk through their concerns.
A hate crime can include any type of hostile incident such as; physical attacks, threats, verbal abuse, graffiti, bullying and harassment.
Hate crime might be based on:
- Religion and belief
- Sexual orientation
- Gender identity
Hate crime will absolutely not be tolerated in Lincoln.
Visit the Stop Hate UK website for more information: www.stophateuk.org/talk-to-us.
Mate crime is a type of hate crime where a person pretends to be a friend and then takes advantage of that person. Read more by downloading the guidance.