The Wai Yin Society has been set up as a Hate Crime Report Centre since 2002, supported by MCCR and the Greater Manchester Police.
Here are the definitions of a racist crime and a hate crime:
“A racist incident is any incident which is perceived to be racist by the victim or any other person.”
“A hate incident is any criminal offence committed against a person or property that is motivated by the offenders hate against people because of their sex, race, religion, disability or sexual orientation. A victim of hate crime does not have to be either a member of a minority group or someone who is generally considered to be a ‘vulnerable’ person.”
Any victim of Racist or Hate Crime can come to the Hate Crime Report Centre and to report the incident to the report centre. The report centre will then fill in a form (report) to record the details of the incident, and to post directly to the Greater Manchester Police.
The report that has been completed will then be forwarded to The Community Affairs Department for South Manchester Division at Elizabeth Slinger Road Police Station.
There it will be recorded and forwarded to a Police Officer who works in the victim’s local area to deal with. This officer will then contact the victim and will ask him/her for further details and find out what action the victim want the police to take. All actions from the police will be led by the victim, if the victims don’t want any action taken by the police and simply want the matter recorded that’s no problem, if the victim wishes the police to investigate the matter the officer will explain the options that are available depending on the victims’ specific complaint.
There is no particular time or days to report the racist or hate crime incident. Simply come to the Wai Yin Society within open hour and tell the receptionist. A member of staff will help you immediately and tell you what to do next.
You can also contact us to make an enquiry or to make an appointment for a member of staff to meet you first.