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Police log fivefold rise in race-hate complaints since Brexit result | World news | The Guardian


Police log fivefold rise in race-hate complaints since Brexit result | World news | The Guardian: The vote for Brexit has been blamed for the spate of racist attacks and incidents across the country over the past week, including dozens of Islamophobic leaflets put through doors in Birmingham and reports that far-right leaflets were distributed in parts of West Yorkshire.

A police inquiry was launched in Manchester when vulnerable pensioners were forced to evacuate a day centre after receiving threats of “a backlash against the black community”.

In the West Midlands, a BBC radio presenter was racially abused in the street.

Sara Thornton, head of the NPCC, said: “The national community tensions team has also analysed reports from forces, which today show an increase in community tension directed at the migrant community since the referendum.

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