Action on hate crime

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POLICE are backing a campaign against hate crime.

Cleveland Police and their strategic partners Steria and Reliance signed up to Mencap’s Stand By Me police promise to show their commitment to ending hate crime against people with a learning disability.

The campaign calls on police services to commit to a promise that will help make sure people with a learning disability can live their lives free from the fear of crime.

Cleveland Police already have many measures in place and are committed to fulfilling all nine points of the charter.

Alongside the policing promise, Mencap will work with Cleveland Police to develop practical guidance and spell out the adjustments they need to make sure they can support victims with a learning disability.

Chief Inspector Daniel Maddison, from Cleveland Police’s community justice department, said: “We take disability hate crimes very seriously and are proud to support the Mencap Stand By Me campaign.

“I would encourage people to come along, get involved and work with us in driving down hate crime.”