According to the National Police Chiefs’ Council, there was a 57% increase in reports of hate crime between 23 June and 26 June. These incidents have been reported nationwide – from small villages to large cosmopolitan areas of Newcastle, Manchester and London.
Politicians including David Cameron, Jeremy Corbyn, Sadiq Khan and Baroness Warsi have suggested incendiary rhetoric used by the Leave campaign may have triggered the rise.
Watch the video above to see just some of the examples of hate crime recorded this week.
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