U.K. Vows Hate-Crime Crackdown as Offenses Jump After Brexit

  • Four-year plan includes probe of police response to hate crime
  • Home Office pledges funds for ‘vulnerable’ places of worship

“In the days after the EU referendum, some European nationals were the targets of abuse, and representatives of other ethnic communities have reported anxiety about a climate of increased hostility towards people identified as foreigners,” Home Secretary Amber Rudd said.

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Britain ordered a review of the police response to hate crime and pledged 2.4 million pounds ($3.2 million) to help protect “vulnerable” places of worship following a sharp increase in reported offences following the European Union referendum.

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