Fear of Rise In Disability Hate Crime

There is an increased fear of a rise in Disability Hate Crime, especially as new legislation about face coverings comes into effect today across England. There has been a big increase during Covid-19 of targeted attacks on disabled people.

They have been verbally abused, spat at and in some instances physically attacked. For example, one disabled passenger on public transport, who cannot wear a face covering, was targeted by another passenger, who shouted: “This person hasn’t got a mask. This person is trying to infect us. They are trying to kill us.”

We have posted an article on our website to raise awareness and promote compassion and respect, to highlight this issue in our communities.

The link is: https://www.ourwatch.org.uk/news/fear-rise-disability-hate-crime

Best wishes

Cheryl Spruce | Head of Membership and Community Engagement

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27. July, 2020Latest News Comments Off on NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH

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