A HATE crime awareness campaign saw a variety of activities aimed at stamping out abuse.

Police, Bolton Council and Bolton at Home, along with groups and charities joined forces to get the message across that hate crime will not be tolerated and to encourage victims to come forward.

The event last month involved a football tournament at the Reebok Stadium to promote communities coming together, a Strictly Wheelchair performance, an awareness day organised by the University of Bolton’s students’ union and Bolton Clarion Choir entertained shoppers with a song about hate crime.

Police and crime commissioner Tony Lloyd is continuing to raise awareness after a report into anti-semitic incidents was published.

It revealed the amount of reported incidents to GMP has remained stable.

He said: “Hate crime is a scourge on our society and we must all take a stand against it. It’s never acceptable to attack, abuse or insult people just because of who they are.”

People can report hate crime via report-it.org.uk, by calling 101 or through one of the reporting centres in Bolton. Visit Bolton.gov.uk.