This week is National Hate Crime Awareness week and our East Area Police are working hard in the community to help anyone who may have been the victim of hate crime.
Hate crime affects anyone who is specifically targeted because of their race, religion, sexual orientation, and disability.
Chief Inspector Matthew Ross is working hard across our three boroughs, with his officers to stamp out hate crime here in East Area. He told the Havering Daily:
“This is a very serious issue in our community and any behaviour like this, is totally unacceptable and has no place in our society.
“We are encouraging people to please come forward and report any incidents they may have suffered. Come and tell us and feel confident that we will do our best to deal with these crimes.
“Offenders need to know that they will not get away with it as many suspects believe they can. Please come forward and report it to us either in person at a police station, or by ringing 101 or 999 if it is an emergency or online.”
Police officers will be engaging with the community this week, going into schools and other key areas to highlight this very important issue.
Mr Ross finished:
“Please come and speak to us. Hate crime is a priority for us and we have dedicated Hate Crime Officers and Faith and Community officers who work closely with the community.”
If you have been the victim of Hate Crime please report it to our police officers or through Crimestoppers.
Our police officers are doing fantastic community work everyday.