Police search for hate crime ambassadors

Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in a Worthing house
Police are appealing for information after a man was assaulted in a Worthing house

VOLUNTEERS are needed to help tackle crime in their communities by becoming Hate Crime Ambassador.

Sussex Police is looking for people who can support those who may become victims of hate crime - which is when a person is targeted because of their personal attributes.

Volunteers can attend one of two coaching sessions during January where they will be given information about what hate crime is, how it can be reported and what happens when it is.

The first two sessions will take place at Hastings Police Station from 11am on Sunday, January 11, and at Brighton Police Station from 6.30pm on Thursday, January 22.

Peter Allan, Sussex Police hate crime sergeant, said: “We know that a lack of understanding about what hate crime is and at what level you can report it to the police are two of the biggest challenges.

“I hope these coaching sessions will be a springboard for discussions about hate crime, in the pub, at work, at the gym, at the many clubs and activities people take part in on a regular basis and… well, anywhere really.

“If you are interested in attending one of the two sessions or learning more about becoming a Hate Crime Ambassador please contact me on 07867 501150 or e-mail peter.allan@sussex.pnn.police.uk.”