Hate Crime Web Chat - Tonight, 7pm - 8.30pm Date published: 5th January 2016 8.13am

Have you got a burning question or issue you want to raise about hate crime?

Cheshire Constabulary will be hosting a webchat with the Chief Constable Simon Byrne and Police & Crime Commissioner John Dwyer on Thursday 14 January and we want you to get involved.

The Constabulary is coming to the end of its Hate Crime Campaign, which has spent the last three months tackling hate crime in some of the hot spot areas in Cheshire. The campaign also encouraged people to come forward and report any incidents of hate crime to police.

The webchat is an ideal opportunity to ask further questions on the work that officers are undertaking in this area, and to find out more about how you can get involved in helping us to tackle this type of crime.

Chief Constable Simon Byrne said,

“Hate Crime is abhorrent, and the Constabulary are working hard to improve people’s knowledge regarding the signs of this crime.
“This web chat is the fourth in a series that we’re running and is an opportunity to have direct contact with myself and the Commissioner, from the comfort of your own home.
“We want to hear from people in our communities about whether you feel you were aware of the hate crime campaign, whether it effectively tackled issues or any other feedback you might have. We also want to know whether there are any particular issues in this area that you think our specialist officers can assist with.”

Police & Crime Commissioner John Dwyer said,

“I fully supported the Constabulary’s Hate Crime Campaign which started back in October, and this web chat is a great way to end the campaign. Here in Cheshire we’re committed to putting victims at the centre of everything we do. This webchat enables people to ask the tricky questions about hate crime, and other queries regarding this type of crime. ”

The web chat will run start at 7pm on Thursday 14th January. You can get involved by logging onto the Cheshire police website, through Twitter using #hatecrimechat, or by sending questions in advance by emailing corporatecommunications@cheshire.pnn.police.uk referencing ‘hate crime chat’ in the email subject.

Please note that we cannot discuss individual cases on the webchat and we will take questions on issues other than hate crime.