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Topic - Garry Shewan
A British police force on Thursday began recording attacks on goths as "hate crimes," similar to those committed against a person solely because of sexual orientation, race or religion.
"People who wish to express their alternative sub-culture identity freely should not have to tolerate hate crime — something that many people have to endure on a daily basis," said Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan.
"This has been senseless on a scale I have never witnessed before in my career," said Garry Shewan, assistant chief constable of Greater Manchester police.