Bid to end disability hate crime

Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw.
Lancashire's Police and Crime Commissioner Clive Grunshaw.

Lancashire’s Police and Crime Commissioner has taken Mencap’s ‘PCC Pledge’ and committed to ending learning disability hate crime.

The charity is aiming to end disability hate crime in a generation through its “Stand by Me” campaign, and now Clive Grunshaw has answered Mencap’s calls for all Police and Crime Commissioners to back the initiative.

The Commissioner said: “Here in Lancashire we are committed to bringing an end to disability hate crime and ensuring everyone is free to live without fear in our communities.

“Lancashire Constabulary is already working hard to tackle the issue, and I am committed to ensuring this continues. Already, Lancashire police are involving disabled people in hate crime training, supported by community engagement, to ensure we have a thorough understanding of how best to tackle the issue.

“I am delighted I am able to support Mencap’s Stand by Me campaign, and send a strong message to Lancashire’s residents that disability hate crime will not be tolerated.”

Visit www.mencap.org.uk/standbyme.