Bristol Private Detectives Comments on Police Recording Hate Crimes of Subcultures As Charity Campaigns to Change Society Attitudes

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Bristol Private Detectives comments on police recording hate crimes of subcultures as Sophie Lancaster Foundation charity campaigns to change society attitudes in light of BBC News report dated 4th April 2013: Hate crime: Police record attacks on punks, emos and goths

Helping to make society more aware of this increasing problem and looking to change people’s perception of the different groups that make up a community is of number one importance to us

According to the recent report by BBC News, Greater Manchester Police is the first force in the UK to record attacks on members of subcultures, such as punks, emos or goths that have been attacked in a possible hate crime. Until now hate crimes were only registered for offences against race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or transgender identity but following the hate attack murder of Sophie Lancaster in 2007 the Sophie Lancaster Foundation has been working with police to educate and change attitudes in society towards people who are ‘different’.

The report goes on to say that the charity hopes for crimes that are motivated by hate of anyone who is different, either by appearance, gender, race or religion, etc. should receive higher sentences. However at the moment Greater Manchester Police can do little more than to record subculture hate as an element of the crime. By becoming the first force to do this they will hopefully raise the awareness of the problem.

Bristol Private Detectives fully supports the Sophie Lancaster Foundations beliefs. As the most effective private detective in Bristol they believe that random attacks on innocent harmless people are inexcusable. Whilst Bristol Private Detectives appreciate that random attacks can be difficult to predict they are able to offer help and advice on preventative measures that can be taken.

In support of this spokesperson from Bristol Private Detectives, Olivia Wilkinson said:

“Hate crime is an appalling crime committed by narrow minded people who, in my professional opinion, should be punished quite severely for committing such an insidious and evil offence. Helping to make society more aware of this increasing problem and looking to change people’s perception of the different groups that make up a community is of number one importance to us.”

Bristol Private Detectives along with their sister company Leeds Private Detectives are highly trained professionals. With over 35 years’ experience as a private detective in Leeds, understanding and approachable teams of male and female detectives are available 24/7 to conduct matrimonial, corporate and private investigations.

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Olivia Wilkinson
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