Racist crime in the west of Scotland had increased after the suspected terror attack on Glasgow Airport, BBC Scotland has learned.
Strathclyde Police have released figures on racist crime and a senior officer confirmed that there had been a noticeable rise.
Community and political leaders were quick to call for calm in the aftermath of the attack.
The force said the rise may have been down to a greater willingness for minorities to report incidents.
Between 1 and 27 July, there were 258 reported racial attacks, 31 of which were airport-related, according to Strathclyde Police.
Previously, the force had been dealing with around 200 such incidents a month.
Speaking to the BBC Scotland news website, Chief Inspector Val Thomson of Strathclyde Police's diversity unit, said there had been a definite increase in attacks after the Glasgow Airport incident. [Link]
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