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Norfolk’s police and crime commissioner pledges support for National Hate Crime Awareness Week

PUBLISHED: 14:34 13 October 2018 | UPDATED: 14:34 13 October 2018

Norfolk Police and Crime Commisssioner Lorne Green.

Norfolk Police and Crime Commisssioner Lorne Green. Picture: ANTONY KELLY

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‘The only thing I hate is hate itself’ - that is the message from Norfolk’s Police and Crime Commissioner as National Hate Crime Awareness Week begins.

Lorne Green, the county’s police and crime commissioner, has supporting victims and reducing vulnerability as one of the core priorities in his Police and Crime Plan.

And as the awareness week, which runs until October 20, gets underway, Mr Green has spoken of his on-going pledge to tackle the issue in the county.

He said: “When I became PCC, I made it clear from day one that I will not tolerate any form of hate crime.”

He added: “The only thing I hate, is hate itself and I am working closely within our communities to ensure that minority groups feel reassured, that they are confident in reporting what they have experienced and understand that we will deal robustly with any individuals or groups committing hate-related crime.”

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