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The CCG, The University of Cental Lancashire and Disability Equality North West mark tenth anniversary of young goth who was beaten to death for being different

The mother of murdered local girl Sophie Lancaster has visited the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) to raise awareness of hate crime.

The University welcomed Sophie’s mother Sylvia, along with Disability Equality North West, for a special screening of the film Black Roses, which was released in 2015 to share the story of Sophie’s life and the tragic events after she and her boyfriend Robert Maltby were attacked in 2007 for dressing as goths.

Sylvia commented: “It’s really important that students take on the messages in the film, as these are the people who can make positive changes against hate crime in their future careers.  The audience discussion following the film was very honest and positive, giving everyone a voice and a way to move forward with the next steps to ensuring we are safe in our communities.”

The event was organised by UCLan’s Creative Communities Group (CCG) and Disability Equality North West to mark the tenth anniversary of Sophie’s death.

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