TVP PCSO: 'Hate Crime Led To The Death Of My Child'

9 October 2018, 09:42

As Thames Valley Police turn their focus on "Hidden Harm" to hate crime, a Community Support Officer with the force has spoken out about the abuse she's received because of her race.

A Police Community Support Officer with Thames Valley Police has spoken out about suffering continuous hate crime, that she says led to the death of her child.

PCSO Lewis went into premature labour, amid stress brought on by racist taunts and attacks on her home, and she lost her son.

She's been giving out advice to anyone suffering hate crime as the Thames Valley force focus, for the next two weeks, on tackling it as part of its Hidden Harm campaign.

This aims to give victims the confidence to report crimes and to increase public awareness of those crimes that are not always obvious.