Police Scotland chief says hate crime 'absolute priority'
Scotland's top police officer has said tackling hate crime is an "absolute priority" for his force.
Speaking at the start of Hate Crime Awareness Week, Phil Gormley said he was determined to eradicate all forms of hatred in Scotland.
A new network of LGBTI liaison officers has been established in a bid to improve the reporting of hate crimes.
About 90 officers have been trained to work with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex community.
The chief constable's comments come after a recent report called for a stronger approach to tackling hate crime in Scotland.
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