A meeting is being held to discuss the hidden menace of disability hate crime.

The Redbridge Equalities and Community Council is hosting a general meeting on Monday, March 18 to discuss hate crimes against disabled persons.

In government figures released in October 2018, disability hate crimes were found to have account for 8% of all hate crimes reported between 2017 to 2018.

Chief executive of charitable disability organisation Stay Safe East Ruth Bashall will be speaking at the meeting about disability hate crime and what they are doing to expose and address it.

It will be held at New Hall in Gants Hall United Reformed Church, Ethelbert Gardens, IG2 6UN at 7.30pm, with doors opening at 7pm. Light refreshments will be available.