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Erewash police set up Hate Crime themed street-meets in two local libraries.

Posted on 11th October 2017

As part of next week’s Hate Crime Awareness Week, Erewash Safer Neighbourhood Teams are holding two hate crime themed Street-Meets.

The events are taking place on Monday, October 16 at Ilkeston library, Market Place, Ilkeston and Wednesday, October 18 at Long Eaton library, Tamworth Road, Long Eaton.

There will be advice and information about hate crime with a particular focus on learning disabilities and mental health.

Sergeant Damien Shannon, who is in charge of the team, said "This is an opportunity for residents and visitors to Erewash to come and meet the team and discuss hate crime issues in an informal setting.

"The team will be available to have a chat over a free cup of tea or coffee, and whilst we are focussing on issues of learning disabilities and mental health, the team will be there to discuss any issue of hate crime.

“We are keen to show that we are here to help and encourage victims to come forward.

"As part of a longer term legacy we are also donating some relevant books to the library."

The teams will be at the libraries between 9am and 5pm.

For more information contact the team on 101 or send them a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website here.

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