Sunday , 26 January 2020

Edinburgh police respond on hate crime

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Last week we at KaleidoScot brought you the story of Daniel Donaldson, an Edinburgh man who has been suffering homophobic harassment in his local area. Today, the Edinburgh Prevention, Interventions and Partnerships Department of Police Scotland got back to us to address ongoing concerns about anti-gay prejudice in the capital.

Police Scotland can confirm they are investigating, a number of recent incidents of homophobic hate crime in the North of Edinburgh,” they said.

“Enquiries are ongoing into these offences and anyone found to be involved will be dealt with robustly.

“Hate crime in any form will not be tolerated and in addition to carrying out enforcement activity against the perpetrators of crimes of this nature, we continue to work alongside our various partner agencies to provide all the necessary support and advice to victims.”

Scotland has some of the strongest and most inclusive hate crime laws in Europe, designed to counter the particular difficulties faced by LGBTI people.

About Jennie Kermode

Jennie Kermode is a professional journalist who also edits at Eye For Film and who has written for publications including The Independent, The New Statesman, The Press Gazette, Pink News and Mosaic. Chair of reform charity Trans Media Watch, Jennie is also a member of the Equality Network and the Scottish Transgender Alliance.

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