Police deliver hate crime awareness message to Newcastle school

11 Feb 2016 11:00 AM

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On Tuesday morning (Feb 10) officers from the Newcastle north policing team and Newcastle Central engagement team visited pupils a Kenton High School to talk to them about hate crime.

Sgt Richie Hay, PC’s Becky Ward, Michael Hood and Ian Carlin delivered a presentation on hate crime to Year 9 and Year 10 pupils.

They explained things like; what hate crimes are, how the police can help victims, how people can spot hate crime and what they can do to report it.

Sgt Hay said: "The sessions were excellent. The students asked lots of questions and were very interested in hate crime. We talked about our current campaign 'Being you is not a crime. Targeting you is' and they really understood the concept and why it's so important that we tackle the issues head on."

The activity forms part of Northumbria Police's hate crime awareness week which is currently running and is aimed at raising awareness in what hate crime is and what police are doing to tackle it.