Stop Hate UK helphine launched in Merseyside

Publish Date: 11/04/2008

The helpline available 24/7 is funded by Merseyside Criminal Justice Board and is free to call. It can also be used as an alternative to calling the police by either victims or witnesses of these crimes.

All calls are confidential and details are only shared with the police and other agencies with the consent of the caller. In addition to taking reports of Hate Crime, Stop Hate UK is able to provide free advice on Hate Crime issues.

Bernard Hogan-Howe, Chief Constable of Merseyside Police and Chair of Merseyside Criminal Justice Board commented: 'The fact that the Stop Hate UK Helpline is independent should boost confidence in those people who have historically shown reluctance to report to the police. We will not tolerate hate crime in Merseyside and want to encourage the reporting of such crimes. The launch of the Stop Hate UK helpline gives the victims and witnesses the opportunity to report hate incidents without calling the police directly'.

Stop Hate UK successfully runs this service in West Yorkshire, Humberside, Oldham, Peterborough and Wolverhampton. Call Stop Hate UK to report hate crime on 0800 138 1625