Council flies LGBTQ flag at half mast over St Helens town hall

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St Helens town hall is flying the rainbow flag at half mast in honour of Orlando nightclub victims.

As a supporter of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community, St Helens Council is flying the rainbow flag at half-mast above the town hall as a mark of respect to the victims of the Orlando nightclub shootings.

Any form of hate crime should not be tolerated. Hate crime is any offence or incident committed against individuals, groups and communities because of who they are.

If you or someone you know is being victimised or targeted because of their sexuality, age, disability, gender, race or religion, this can be reported confidentially to the following numbers:

· St Helens Council: 01744 676789

· Crimestoppers: 0800 555 111

· Merseyside Police: 101

· Emergencies only: 999

The St Helens No Place for Hate campaign asks residents to sign an online pledge – demonstrating their commitment to stamp out hate crime locally. Sign the pledge and find hate crime support at safer.sthelens.gov.uk