APCC Writes to Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group following New Zealand Terrorist Attack
Following the terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, APCC Chair Mark Burns-Williamson and APCC Leads on Equality, Diversity and Human Rights (EDHR), David Munro and Hardyal Dhindsa, have written to members of the cross-government Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group.
Mr Burns-Williamson, Mr Munro and Mr Dhindsa said:
“PCCs stand together in solidarity with the Muslim community in the face of terror and hate, as well as all other communities affected by this incident.
“Terrorist attacks such as that which took place on Friday often inspire further acts of hatred, such as those which took place over the weekend.
“As directly-elected representatives of the people, we are committed to tackling hate crime: many of us are driving forward a range of initiatives across policing, community safety and victims’ services, to enable and increase confidence in reporting, bring perpetrators to justice and provide victims with the support they need.
“No one should have to suffer hate crime and we would encourage all victims to report them to the police, either by calling 101 (999 in an emergency) or online, through the ‘True Vision’ web site at www.report-it.org.uk.”
To read the letter, please click here.