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Charities could be banned for aggressive fund-raising

Charities could be banned from certain forms of aggressive fund-raising if they break stricter rules recently proposed for the sector.

Islamophobic crime up 70% in London

According to the Met Police statistics, Islamophobic crimes have risen by 70% in the past year in London.

For the 12 months up to July, figures showed 816 Islamophobic crimes were committed this year compared with 478 for the previous year.

Reported incidents ranged from cyber-bullying and assaults to extreme violence.

It is reported that women were the primary targets of hate crimes according to tell MAMA, an organisation that monitors Islamophobic attacks, who said they accounted for 60% of crime.

The group told Inside Out London that those women wearing a face veil endured more "aggressive incidents".

One of the largest increases was in Merton, south west London, which has witnessed a rise from eight incidents in the year up to July 2014 increasing the 263% in the following year.

The charity said female victims frequently avoided contacting the police because they feared it would make the situation worse.

Cdr Mak Chishty, the force's lead for hate crime, said: "There ar

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