Britain's top cop shocked by level of hate crime
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Britain's top cop Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe shocked by level of hate crime

In the wake of the Brexit vote the level of recorded hate crime rose by 41%. Home Office figures showed a rise in racist or religious abuse incidents recorded by police in England and Wales.

Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, the Metropolitan Police Commissioner, told the Today programme he thinks the rise in recorded hate crime is "quite shocking". He says "most of us thought this kind of attack didn't happen in the way we are seeing it".

  • 14 Dec 2016
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