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Harlow Playhouse: Police called in after alleged hate crime during West Ham legends show

Crime / Mon 15th Nov 2021 pm30 01:31pm

THE BOSS of the Harlow Playhouse has pledged to investigate an allegation of a hate crime against a disabled person in the theatre on Saturday night.

On Saturday night, a West Ham Legends show with Sir Trevor Brooking, Tony Gale and Alan Curbishley took place in front of hundreds of people.

But after YH put up a review of the show, a number of people on our Facebook page made reference to the alleged treatment of a woman with learning disabilities.

It was alleged that she was mocked by other members of the audience. It is also alleged that they took photos and videoed the woman.

YH understands that Playhouse security were involved at some stage.

Harlow Playhouse Director Rory Davies said: “All Council facilities including Harlow Playhouse are welcoming and inclusive places.

“We will not tolerate any forms of hate crime aimed towards those using any of our facilities and we will always take the strongest possible action we can. 

Harlow Playhouse is carrying out a full investigation into what happened and the incident has been reported to Essex Police – Harlow District“.

YH has contacted Essex Police for a statement.

The law recognises five types of hate crime on the basis of:

Race
Religion
Disability
Sexual orientation
Transgender identity

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