VS comments on the impact of hate crime after Brexit- Crawley News

27 June 2016

Rebecca Sharp, manager for independent charity Victim Support in Sussex, said:

“Hate crime has no place in our society and every victim of this crime is one too many. The effects of hate can have a grave and long lasting impact on victims, affecting their self-esteem and physical and mental wellbeing, as well as causing tension in communities.

“We know that many victims suffer in silence, so it’s vitally important that they are encouraged to come forward for help, knowing they will get the support they need and the help they deserve. Through our specialist hate crime project in Sussex, Victim Support’s highly trained staff and volunteers offer free, confidential information and support to anyone affected by crime – regardless of when the crime took place or if the police are involved. Call our local team on 0808 168 9274 or visit victimsupport.org.uk to find out how we can help.”