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Online hate crime unit launched to tackle rise in cases

By: Eastern Eye Staff

London mayor Sadiq Khan has launched a new Scotland Yard police unit which will investigate online hate crime. The first of its kind scheme in the UK, will gather intelligence on online abusers on sites such as Twitter and Facebook as well as improving support for victims. The five strong £1.7million unit will be partially funded by the Home Office to tackle the rise in online hate crimes. Currently only between two and five per cent of hate crimes reported to the Met are online, however community groups say the number of offences are hugely under reported and may be much higher.…

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