Wolf whistling could become hate crime as sexist criminals face stiffer sentences

A scheme that could lead to sexism being made a hate crime with tougher sentences could be extended nationwide.

Nottinghamshire Police introduced the trial last year in which it recorded incidents such as wolf whistling, street harassment, verbal abuse and taking photographs without consent as a hate crime.

Police chiefs are due to receive a full report on the pilot scheme and other forces around the country are said to have expressed an interest in following Nottinghamshire’s lead.

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