Police: ICT

Home Office written question – answered on 9th December 2020.

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Photo of Apsana Begum Apsana Begum Labour, Poplar and Limehouse

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, which senior police officer is responsible for the police national strategy on digital intelligence and investigations including Islamophobic online abuse.

Photo of Kit Malthouse Kit Malthouse The Minister of State, Home Department

Islamophobic online abuse is completely unacceptable and has no place in British society. In instances where content of this nature reaches the illegal threshold, the police may treat it as a hate crime.

Deputy Chief Constable Mark Hamilton is the National Police Chiefs’ Council Hate Crime Lead. His role includes promoting Hate Crime standards and awareness across the UK.

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