Hate crime incidents reported to an online reporting site since last Thursday have soared from an average of 63 to more than 300

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Incidents of racism in the wake of the EU referendum have increased dramatically, according to the latest figures, since last Thursday figures have soared from an average of 63 to more than 300, police figures show.
The National Police Chiefs’ Council said 331 hate crime incidents have been reported to the national online reporting site True Vision.
On Monday Prime Minister David Cameron addressed fears of a hate crime backlash, saying: “In the past few days, we have seen despicable graffiti smeared on a Polish community centre and heard verbal abuse shouted at individuals who are members of ethnic minorities.

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