News story published on 31 May 2016
Cross Keys Homes is teaming up with Cambridgeshire Constabulary and other members of the Safer Peterborough Partnership to give the public the opportunity to find out more about hate crime and people trafficking at an event on Saturday 4 June.
Representatives from Cross Keys Homes and Cambridgeshire Constabulary will be available on Bridge Street to chat to shoppers about the reality of hate crime and people trafficking.
Hate Crime is the notoriously under-reported abuse and harassment of people because of their perceived differences, such as race, religion, sexuality or disability. Cross Keys Homes together with Safer Peterborough Partnership are determined to stamp out hate crime in Peterborough, and have appointed a Hate Crime Officer, Emma Elmett, to work to investigate levels of hate crime within the city and assist victims in seeking support.
Emma said: “Victims of hate crime are often reluctant to come forward to the police and other authorities due to a fear that they will be judged.
“We want to use this event as an opportunity to reach out to victims and reassure them that their complaints will be taken seriously and they will be treated with the upmost respect every step of the way. I also want to highlight the support that is available to victims, whether or not they wish to pursue criminal charges.”
If you are a victim of hate crime or know someone who is call Peterborough’s Hate Crime Officer, Emma Elmett, direct on 07795605954 or email firstname.lastname@example.org