Figures revealed for race hate internet crimes in East Lancashire

JUST two internet-related race hate crimes in East Lancashire were reported to police in the last five years, new figures show.

The two incidents, in 2010 and 2011, were reported in Simonstone and Padiham, documents released under the Freedom of Information Act revealed.

In November 2010, a Simonstone resident complained about racist messages left on his website and email.

A police document said: “Some of these messages are of a racist nature and relate to the labelling of meat products derived from animals slaughtered by religious methods.”

In June 2011, a Padiham pupil was reported for racially abusing an Asian teacher on Facebook.

Another student saw the posts and reported it to the school’s deputy head teacher.

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9:16pm Sat 14 Dec 13

pdb951 says...

So its a none story then really
So its a none story then really pdb951

10:00pm Sat 14 Dec 13

HarryBosch says...

They wanna try reading comments on here for a week.
They wanna try reading comments on here for a week. HarryBosch

11:14am Mon 16 Dec 13

vicn1956 says...

I don't condone racism on the internet but I wonder how much police time and effort wss put into 2 incidents?
I don't condone racism on the internet but I wonder how much police time and effort wss put into 2 incidents? vicn1956

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