Any crime in which a person is targeted because of the following is classed as a hate crime:
- Sexual orientation;
The offence does not need to be against the person. For example, it could involve someone’s property. Anyone can be the victim of a hate crime.
If you are the victim of a hate crime, or see one happening, you should report it to the police immediately. Reporting hate crime not only helps stop the problem, it also informs the police of the levels of hate crime in a particular area and helps them respond better to such incidents.
Other ways to report an incident
If you do not want to report a hate crime to the police, Disability Stockport is a registered third party reporting centre. This means you can report a hate crime directly to Disability Stockport in confidence. The link below provides details of more of Stockport’s third party reporting centres.
You can also report hate crime online through the True Vision website.
Learning Disability Hate Crime
The organisation Stop Hate UK runs a dedicated Learning Disability Hate Crime helpline. This provides help and support for people with a learning disability who have been a victim of, have witnessed, or know someone who is suffering at the hands of disability hate crime.
The helpline is open every day of the year and operates 24 hours a day. All calls to the helpline are free. To contact the helpline call 0808 802 1155.
How to contact the Police
Phone: 0161 856 5902 or email email@example.com
Phone: 0161 856 9770 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: 0161 856 9973 or email: email@example.com
Phone: 0161 856 9786 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Police Station opening times
Lee Street, Stockport SK1 3DR. Enquiry Desk: 0161 856 9728. Open 24 hours a day including weekends and Bank Holidays.
Buxton Road, Hazel Grove SK7 6AP. Enquiry Desk: 0161 856 9921. Open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm. Closed Sunday and Bank Holidays.
Gorton Road, Reddish, SK5 6XD. Enquiry Desk: 0161 856 9786. Open Monday to Saturday, 9am to 1pm & 2pm to 5pm. Closed Sunday and Bank Holidays.
Spectrum Way, Cheadle SK3 0SA. Enquiry Desk: 0161 856 9829. Open 8am to 11pm each day including Sundays and Bank Holidays.
In case of an emergency (such as when a life is in danger or a crime is being committed) call 999. Call 101 in all non-emergency situations.