Hate crime

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Any crime in which a person is targeted because of the following is classed as a hate crime:

  • Race;
  • Ethnicity;
  • Sexual orientation;
  • Gender/transgender;
  • Disability;
  • Religion.

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.

Third party reporting centres

You can also report hate crime online through the True Vision website.

Visit 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.

Visit the Stop Hate UK website

How to contact the Police

Stockport Central

Phone: 0161 856 5902 or email stockport.centralnpt@gmp.police.uk

Stockport West

Phone: 0161 856 9770 or email: stockport.westnpt@gmp.police.uk

Stockport East

Phone: 0161 856 9973 or email: stockport.eastnpt@gmp.police.uk

Stockport

Phone: 0161 856 9786 or email: stockport.northnpt@gmp.police.uk

Police Station opening times

Stockport
Lee Street, Stockport SK1 3DR. Enquiry Desk: 0161 856 9728. Open 24 hours a day including weekends and Bank Holidays.

Hazel Grove
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.

Reddish
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.

Cheadle Heath
Spectrum Way, Cheadle SK3 0SA. Enquiry Desk: 0161 856 9829. Open 8am to 11pm each day including Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Useful contacts

Disability Stockport
Address: 23 High Street, Stockport SK1 1EG
Phone: 0161 480 7248
Fax: 0161 474 8290
Web: www.disabilitystockport.org.uk
Email: email@disabilitystockport.org.uk

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.