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Man issued with a community resolution order following hate crime incident in Southampton

Alert message sent 16/07/2021 12:27:00

Information sent on behalf of Hampshire Constabulary

Officers investigating a hate crime incident that happened at a store in Manor House Avenue in May, have issued a man with a community resolution order.

The incident happened at around 1.50pm on Wednesday, 5 May after a man entered the store and racially abused a member of staff when he was paying for items at the till.

As a result of our public appeal, a 58-year-old man from Basingstoke was identified as the man responsible.

He was questioned by officers and showed remorse for his actions.

After admitting the offence, he was issued with a community resolution order with a condition to attend a hate crime awareness course.

Community Resolutions (CR) are a justice pathway primarily for offences committed by first time adults or children.

By encouraging offenders to face up to the impact of their behaviour and make good any harm caused, the likelihood of reoffending can be reduced and this can change people's behaviour in the future.

Victims are consulted and this allows them to have a say in how offenders can put right the harm done.

We’d like to thank everyone who shared our appeal and helped our investigation.

People should be able to live their lives free of harassment and fear and we will not tolerate any form of hate crime in Southampton.

Any crime carried out through ignorance, prejudice or hate is unacceptable and we encourage anyone who suffers hate crime, or receives a serious threat against them to report it to the police by calling us on 101 or through the True Vision website at www.report-it.org.uk.

You can even report through one of the many Third Party Reporting Centres we have in Southampton. These centres give people, who may not want to speak to the police, the opportunity to report incidents of hate crime and/or seek support.

To find out more about hate crime and Third Party Reporting Centres, go to https://www.hampshire-pcc.gov.uk/get-involved/taking-action/hatecrime
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