Suffering in silence: Disabled people in Cumbria targeted by abuse

DISABLED people are suffering in silence over abuse and bigotry directed towards them, campaigners in Cumbria claim.

Police figures show hate crime in the county went up by ten per cent last year.

But those championing the rights of disabled residents say the scale of the issue is under-reported because victims are fearful of speaking out.

Margaret Burrow, MBE, chief executive of Barrow Disability Association, said the issue was one that needed to be tackled.

"For...
source: Times and Star