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Saturday, June 05, 2004

WAR ON GAY HATE CRIMES
By Nicola Jolly

CUMBRIA’S gay community will be urged to report any abuse they suffer in a new project to be launched by police next week.

From Tuesday, more than a dozen liaison officers with special training will be the points of contact for members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

Cumbria police say hate crimes against these groups are “grossly under-reported” and they want to get a truer picture of the situation.


Around 30 to 40 incidents are reported every year but the real figure could be five or six times higher.


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