Town Hall flies rainbow flag at half mast in honour of Orlando nightclub victims

As a supporter of our LGBT community, St Helens Council is flying the rainbow flag at half-mast above the town hall as a mark of respect to the victims of the Orlando nightclub shootings.

Any form of hate crime should not be tolerated. Hate crime is any offence or incident committed against individuals, groups and communities because of who they are.

If you or someone you know is being victimised or targeted because of their sexuality, age, disability, gender, race or religion, this can be reported confidentially to the following numbers:

· St Helens Council: 01744 676789

· Crimestoppers: 0800 555 111

· Merseyside Police: 0151 709 6010

· Emergencies only: 999

The St Helens No Place for Hate campaign asks residents to sign an online pledge - demonstrating their commitment to stamp out hate crime locally.

Sign the pledge and find hate crime support at