A woman from Liverpool has been jailed for ten weeks after pleading guilty to a hate crime.
Linda Titterington, 54, of Liverpool, appeared at Sefton Magistrate’s Court yesterday, Wednesday 23 August, when she was sentenced.
Between 20 May and 21 July, Titterington harassed a woman and during this time made racial slurs and threatened her with violence, which was racially aggravated.
As well as a prison sentence, Titterington was also handed a restraining order not to contact the victim.
Speaking after the sentencing, Inspector of Community Policing in Liverpool Jack Woodward said, “I hope this sentencing sends an important message to our communities that we simply won’t tolerate hate crime and those who commit such abhorrent crimes will be prosecuted.
“Titterington used disgusting racial slurs and threatened an innocent woman and it’s pleasing to see that she will have time to reflect on her actions in prison.
“We take all reports of hate crime extremely seriously and I would like to take this opportunity to reassure people that we have specially trained officers who investigate cases with a view to robust action being taken against offenders.”
Anyone with information on hate crime is asked to contact Merseyside Police social media desk via Twitter @MerPolCC or Facebook ‘Merseyside Police Contact Centre’.
You can also call 101 or contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously, on 0800 555 111 or via their online form at: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/give-information
If, for any reason, you do not wish to report a hate crime to the police, the independent charity Stop Hate UK runs a 24/7 confidential helpline for all victims of hate crime on 0800 138 1625 or www.stophateuk.org You can also download the Stop Hate UK reporting app on Google Play or the Apple App Store.
You can find out more information on how to report hate crime here: How to report hate crime | Merseyside Police
Across Merseyside, there are also a number of third-party reporting centres including fire stations, citizens advice bureaus, and hospitals