A boy of three is among ­hundreds of children being ­investigated by ­police amid a surge in hate crimes .

Figures obtained by the Sunday People under Freedom of Information laws ­reveal 138 youngsters aged 10 or under were ­reported for racial or religious abuse last year.

This compared with 70 in 2011.

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