Attacks on Goths, Emos, Punks to be classified as Hate Crime in U.K.

Attacks on Goths, Emos, Punks to be classified as Hate Crime in U.K.

Manchester police in the UK are classifying attacks on goths, emos, and punks as a hate crime. A police spokesman said: “From April 2013 Greater Manchester Police also now records alternative sub-culture related hate crime

We have done this following work we have carried out in partnership with the Sophie Lancaster Foundation, as we feel that adding this extra category of hate crime will help us better understand how some people are suffering from crimes because of their appearance, and better respond to the needs of victims of crime.

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