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UK hate crimes rate on the rise

A police officers stand on duty at a cordon near to the scene of an incident at the junction of Exhibition Road and Cromwell Road, between the Victoria and Albert (V&A) Museum and the Natural History Museum, in the South Kensington district of London on October 7, 2017. (Photo by AFP)

Amina Taylor
Press TV, London

The UK Home Office has released data that reveal a dramatic rise in the number of hate crime offences in England and Wales since last year. According to the report, the nearly 30 percent surge has been recorded by the police in the aftermath of the 2016 referendum as well as two terrorist attacks in Westminster Bridge and Manchester. Amina Taylor has more from London.

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