Richmond police support anti-hate crime campaign
6:00am Saturday 13th October 2012 in News
Richmond police are supporting the Metropolitan Police’s 17-24-30 No to Hate Crime Campaign 2012, which launched this week.
The local and international event highlights the plight of victims of hate crime across the globe, with 17-24-30 representing the three dates that nail bombs were left in Brixton (17), Brick Lane (24) and Soho (30), targeting members of minority groups.
To remember the victims of such attacks, there will be various vigils and events taking place across the country.
This year sees the first hate crime awareness week taking place in the United Kingdom.
Richmond has a dedicated community safety unit (CSU), which deals specifically with these types of crimes and works with other organisations and charities to provide support to anyone who has been unfortunate enough to have been a victim.
Acting detective inspector Mark Long of the Richmond CSU said: “The Metropolitan Police will not tolerate hate crime. I would encourage anyone who is experiencing hate crime to report it to the police as soon as possible either by calling 999 in an emergency or by dialling 101.
“Your allegation will be taken seriously and will be robustly investigated. We will hold perpetrators to account for their actions.”