Racial and religious hate crimes surged by 41% after Brexit
Hate crimes jumped by more than two-fifths in the wake of the referendum result, official figures have revealed.
The number of alleged racially and religiously aggravated offences recorded by police in July was 41% higher than in the same month last year.
Gymnast Louis Smith receives death threats for 'mocking Muslims' in video Many fear the Brexit victory in the EU referendum result sparked a wave of xenophobic and racist abuse across the country.
A Home Office report also showed that in 2015/16, the overall number of hate crimes logged by forces in England and Wales went up by 19%.
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