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National Hate Crime Awareness Week

10th -16th October 2020

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During the period National Hate Crime Awareness Week, Bradford Hate Crime Alliance are hosting a campaign aimed at raising awareness of the serious issue of Hate Crime. 

Charles Dacres, Director of Bradford Hate Crime Alliance

Mark Burns-Williamson, Office Of The Police & Crime Commissioner West Yorks

Throughout this week we will be taking a look at video's of both victims of hate crime and agencies engaged in the fight against it.


Hate crimes are any crimes that are targeted at a person because of hostility or prejudice towards that persons:

  • Disability

  • Race or Ethnicity

  • Religion or Belief

  • Sexual Orientation

  • Transgender Identity

A victim does not have to be a member of the group at which the hostility is targeted. In fact, anyone could be a victim of a hate crime and damage done to their property or belongings are classed in the same category.

Hate Incidents can feel like crimes to those who suffer them and often escalate to crimes or tension in a community. For this reason the police are concerned about incidents and you can use this site to report non-crime hate incidents. The police can only prosecute when the law is broken but can work with partners to try and prevent any escalation in seriousness.

"What It's Like To Be Me"

Snippets Of Five Hate Crime Experiences

Join our Zoom meeting events throughout the week to see how hate crime affects people on a personal level starting Mon 12th Oct 1pm (Event Details Below)



Monday 12th October – Race and Faith Standing against hate crime:

  • Introduction film – Charles Dacres, Bradford Hate Crime Alliance

  • Kersten England – Chief Exec, BMDC

  • Alisa Newman – Chief Super Intendent, WYP

  • Martin Baines – Chair, Bradford Hate Crime Alliance

  • Cllr Jabar – Portfolio Holder, Neighbourhoods and Community Safety Portfolio

  • Stuart McCall – Manager, Bradford City AFC

  • What it’s like to be me – videos of Assia and Jahna (Victims of hate crime recall the painfulimpacts of being a victim)


Tuesday 13th October – Transgender

  • What it’s like to be me – video of Helen

  • Bradford Hate Crime Alliance history, reporting centres and supporting victims


Wednesday 14th October – Disability

       Meeting ID: 856 1291 6112

       Passcode: 183943

  • Zoom Meeting 2pm Gale Gilchrist, Crown Prosecution Service – its role and approach to prosecuting hate crime.

Meeting ID: 891 3707 3393

Thursday 14th October – LGB

  • What it’s like to be me – video of Elizabeth and Richard, Charles Dacres

  • Zoom Meeting 3 1-3pm Why is it important we tackle hate crime? Charles Dacres BHCA,

Friday 15th October – Race

  • What it’s like to be me – video of Krishna

  • Victim Support explain their role.

  • As an addendum to the week students from Appleton Academy Bradford have composed some poems relating to hate crime. Download the pdf.

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The Bradford Hate Crime Alliance team is dedicated to tackling hate crimes of all types in the Bradford area. We provide assistance, support and guidance to anyone who may have suffered as a result of hate crime. 



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For further information or to report a hate crime please get it touch

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