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Hate crime awareness event a success in Ilford

PUBLISHED: 11:40 19 October 2017

Tarun Singh of Victim Support, Mayor of Redbridge Cllr Linda Huggett and Boryana Smilenova of Victim Support. Picture: Victim Support

Tarun Singh of Victim Support, Mayor of Redbridge Cllr Linda Huggett and Boryana Smilenova of Victim Support. Picture: Victim Support

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To mark national Hate Crime Awareness Week, two organisations joined forces to hold an event in Ilford.

Victim support and Redbridge Equalities and Community Council (RECC) led an awareness afternoon at Vine United Reformed Church, Riches Road on Monday.

Residents learnt how to report hate crime and listened to a range of speakers including Cllr Bob Littlewood and hate crime report worker David Landau from the RECC.

There was also the opportunity to hear about a hate crime reporting app in a presentation by Matt Hale from Self Evident App.

“The event was successful and we had the opportunity to raise awareness of hate crime services available to victims,” Boryana Smilenova of Victim Support told the Recorder.

“We were also glad to receive the support of the Mayor of Redbridge and to be able to bring professionals together who are all committed to tackling hate crime in the community.”


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