Hackney hate crime helpline launched

A free 24-hour helpline for people affected by hate crime has been unveiled by Hackney Council.

The Stop Hate Line is for anyone who feels they have been subjected to any abuse related to disability, gender identity, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, faith, belief or sexual orientation.

The council has subscribed to the service provided by Stop Hate UK, a leading national charity supporting anyone affected by hate crime or hate incidents.

Cllr Julius Nkafu, chairman of Hackney Hate Crime Forum, said all hate crime is unacceptable: “No one should be subjected to any form of attack over who they are and this important service can help us to support individuals whilst targeting hate crime in the area,” he said.

Callers can remain anonymous and call 0800 138 1625 or email talk@stophateuk.org