Victims of hate crime are being urged to come forward and report the crime.

A community group, Communities Against Hate Crime, based in Cranbrook Road, Redbridge, has a team of volunteers who are trained to provide advice and take up cases with appropriate agencies and authorities.

The hate crime and advocacy officer is available every fortnight on Wednesdays from 12pm to 2pm at Enfield Race Equality Council at Community House in Enfield.

There are dedicated hate crime advice and advocacy officers in Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham, Newham, Enfield and Waltham Forest.

The group is advising anyone that has been abused, harassed or attacked because "of where you were born, the language you speak, the colour of your skin, you are disabled, you cannot see well, you have learning difficulties, mental health problems, you are a Roma, Gypsy or Traveller, you are a migrant, refugee or asylum seeker, you are lesbian, gay or trans" to come forward and report the incident as a hate crime.

To make an appointment call 020-8373 6271, contact Redbridge Equalities and Community Council on 0208 551 8178 during office hours and between 6pm and midnight or email:

In an emergency please contact 999 for the police.