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Drop-in centre targets hate crime

PUBLISHED: 09:42 20 March 2008 | UPDATED: 14:30 25 August 2010

CRIMES against the gay community can now be reported at a special monthly meeting.

CRIMES against the gay community can now be reported at a special monthly meeting.

A drop-in centre for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) residents is available at West Greenwich Library in Greenwich High Road on the first Saturday of each month.

Greenwich Police's LGBT liaison team will be there between 2 and 4pm to hear the concerns of the gay community.

PC Stuart Tickner said: "Research shows that around 90 per cent of LGBT hate crimes go unreported for different reasons, including a perception that there will not be an effective response from the police. It is our aim to reassure the community that the police will take their allegations seriously and conduct robust investigations."

For more information call the police LGBT liaison team on 020 8284 9864.

Otherwise, email RGMailbox-.LGBT@met.police.uk.

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