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Police and Crime Commissioner, John Campion, is committed to protecting all communities across West Mercia.

Standing by this commitment, the PCC funds Victim Service’s hate crime awareness project, i am ME!, to the tune of £80,000.

Matthew Cole is the Hate Crime Training and Engagement Officer for the i am ME! project and he has been informing the public of the devastating impact hate crime can have on an individual.

For Hate Crime Awareness Week 2023, Matthew has spoken about some key matters around hate crime.

Watch the videos below to find out more.

To report a Hate Crime, ring 999 if there is a threat to life or report online or through the 101 service.

To find out more information about the ‘i am ME!’ project, visit ‘i am ME!’ (