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If a victim feels that they have been attacked because of their race or religion then that is a racial incident/hate crime. There are a number of specific offences that deal with racially motivated incidents. The police take reports of racial incidents very seriously and if you feel you have been the victim of a racially motivated attack then contact your local police force.

Example: A throws a brick through B's window and shouts offensive comments about A's race/religion at the same time.

For more information please see the websites in related information. There is a link to the 'Help for Victims' website and a Youtube video guide to the website.

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