SIM Ep 529 Chops 217: Sylvia Lancaster on hate crime

Hate crimes are on the rise, but are far from a new phenomenon. Many of us will remember the high-profile murder of 20-year-old Sophie Lancaster in 2007, after she and her boyfriend, Rob, were brutally attacked by five boys, seemingly for being "alternative". Sophie's murder has recently inspired a major storyline on Coronation Street, so Jen caught up with Sophie's mum, Dr Sylvia Lancaster OBE, to talk about how this came about, the realities of life for alternatives, and turning hate into hope through the foundation Sylvia set up in her daughter's name.

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