POLICE SCOTLAND says there has been no increase in hate crimes since last week’s EU referendum.

It came as the UK-wide National Police Chiefs’ Council said 331 hate crime incidents have been reported to their online reporting site True Vision. The normal weekly average is 63.

Police Scotland’s Barry McEwan said there had been no corresponding rise in hate crimes in Scotland: “At this time we have not witnessed any increase in the level of reports being received,” he said.

“However we acknowledge that often these incidents go unreported. I would encourage any person who has been the victim of, or witness to, any type of hate incident to report it to Police Scotland.”

Scottish Labour MSP Anas Sarwar said there had been a spate of neo-Nazi stickers appearing in Glasgow proclaiming “white zones”. He also told of reports of migrants being told to “go home”.