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Hate crime and harassment

If you have been the victim of a crime or have experienced harassment, violence or intimidation, you must report it directly to the police as soon as you can.

If you are in immediate danger call 999 straight away. You can report a crime you have seen or experienced by calling 101.

Contact the Police

Hate crime

We will not tolerate hate crime of any kind. A hate crime is any offence or incident committed against a person or property that is motivated by someone’s: race, ethnic origin, nationality, religion, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or age.

Report it!

Tell Stop Hate UK

You can also report anonymously to Crimestoppers UK

Tell the Police

Police by calling 101 or online. In an emergency call 999 (if you are in immediate danger).

Merseyside Police

Report online

Tweet: @MerPolCC

Contact the Merseyside Hate Crime Co-ordinator for Merseyside Police, find out more here.

Cheshire Police

Report online

Tweet: @cheshirepolice

Local and specialist support

Citizens Advice – supports victims of LGBTQ+ hate crime

Find out more about discrimination, hate crime and getting help from hate crime support services on the CAB website.


You can find support services nearest to you at

The Cheshire Police and Crime Commissioner has commissioned the following service to support victims of hate crime:

Remidi UK - victims can self-refer, or partner agencies can refer by emailing or calling free on 0800 640 6466.

You can also find support for victims on the Cheshire PCC website.


St Helens & Liverpool

You can find support services nearest to you by entering your postcode at

The Merseyside Police and Crime Commissioner has commissioned the following services to support victims of hate crime:

St Helens Council: Report it online to St Helens Council Community Safety team. Find out more about hate crime on the SHC website and the Safer St Helens website. 

Liverpool City Council: Find out more about reporting a hate crime on the LCC website.