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Through our frequently asked questions section we aim to help you find the answers you need without having to call us to ask for information. We've provided answers to questions on a range of topics which are regularly asked of police forces up and down the country.

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You should make a note of the website address and report this to your local police station, via their non-emergency 101 number.

It will depend on the circumstances as to whether the police are able to take any action there will be a specialist department within the Force that will gather all information and take any appropriate action.

If you come across any websites that are inciting racial hatred or other hate crime (see Q643), please report it to the True Vision organisation. To visit their website please see related information.

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