Disability Hate Crime (DHC)

There is a fear of a rise in Disability Hate Crime, especially as new legislation about face coverings comes into effect across England.  There has been a big increase during Covid-19 of targeted attacks on disabled people.

They have been verbally abused, spat at and in some instances physically attacked.  For example, one disabled passenger on public transport, who cannot wear a face covering, was targeted by another passenger, who shouted: “This person hasn’t got a mask. This person is trying to infect us. They are trying to kill us.”

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