Reece Roberts, victim of attack
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Are disability hate crimes ignored?

A former director of prosecutions has said victims of disability hate crime are being failed by the police and the courts.

Lord Ken MacDonald described the issue as a "scar on the conscience of the criminal justice system".

Figures show that of the people who felt they were targeted because of their disability, only 1% of cases were treated as a hate crime by the courts.

Nikki Fox reports.

  • 21 Sep 2014
  • From the section UK
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