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We all know it’s irritating, unsightly and unhygienic, but one case of dog fouling has been logged by police as a racist hate crime.
The incident is among numerous alleged hate crimes uncovered by The Mail on Sunday that critics say are so petty they are undeserving of police time and expense.
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Further examples in a list of more than 2,500 alleged ‘hate incidents’ logged by the Metropolitan Police in 2015 and 2016 include:
Last night, David Davies, Tory MP and former special constable, said the recording of such ‘non-crimes’ was a waste of police time.
Hate - Incidents - Document - Freedom - Information
The 2,507 hate incidents are revealed in a 118-page document disclosed under Freedom of Information laws.
A description of the dog fouling incident reads: ‘An unknown dog has fouled outside of victim address and victim perceived this to be a racial incident.’
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On another occasion, a supposed victim of racial abuse reported that he ‘believes a letter addressed to him was opened and then resealed before he had collected it from the Post Office’.
On another occasion, a resident in a block of flats reported that a neighbour was racially abusing them by ‘smoking heavily’.
Father - Police - Daughter - Tennis - Match
Meanwhile, an angry father called police after his daughter lost a tennis match to complain the defeat was due to a racist umpire. ‘Informant feels his daughter...
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