ESSEX Police has revealed that it is investigating a number of hate crimes centred around the fact that a number of persons have ginger hair.
Information made regarding the two complaints were revealed at the Annual General Meeting of the Thurrock Independent Advisory Group held at Thurrock Council offices on Wednesday night.
The subject of hate crimes was on the agenda. Essex Police Inspector, Lee Argent revealed to the meeting the wide breadth of different hate crimes. He then revealed that two of the complaints were centred around “persons with ginger hair”.
The revelation was met with “incredulity” by members of the audience but a specialist hate crime officer stated that “Hate crime is often a matter of perception”.