Sheffield braces itself for ‘steep rise’ in Brexit-related hate crime

Sheffield City Council has warned of a rise in hate crime following Britain’s exit from the European Union. The council and South Yorkshire Police are preparing for a sustained spike in bullying, offensive graffiti, online abuse and increased threat of violence and alt-right terrorism following Brexit.
Councillor Jim Steinke, cabinet member for neighbourhoods and community safety, said: “We are going to have to deal with it day-to-day, it won’t just be a short-term spike, it will be longer. The longer Article 50 is extended the more tension it will create.
“We need the police to get on with... read more

 
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