[Ed. – Since the “hate crimes” are mainly perpetrated by inexplicably fanatical “Asian youths,” it seems unlikely the effect will be gratifying.]
Lancashire Police has introduced a “Police with Pride” vehicle to their fleet, in the hope of encouraging more people to report ‘hate crimes’.
The white and rainbow-coloured police car will be fully operational and used by the immediate response team to attend incidents around the clock across Blackpool, where it will be based.
The aim of the vehicle, on which the words “Lancashire Constabulary values diverse communities” are emblazoned, is to “engage with the gay, lesbian, bisexual and trans community to raise awareness of hate crime and domestic abuse and to encourage more people to report incidents”, according to a Facebook post by Lancashire LGB&T Policing Team.
It will also attend ‘Pride’ events across the region throughout the year, with Blog Preston noting that the colourful car will be making an appearance in the city for this reason in summer.