Further Reassurance To All Communities Within North Wales
In the aftermath of Wednesday’s attacks in Westminster North Wales Police are taking proactive steps to reassure all their communities in the region. Temporary Chief Constable Gareth Pritchard said “We are aware that following attacks such as this, there can be an increase in hate crimes. To date there has been no increase in North Wales since the attacks and over the coming days and weeks we will continue to reach out to reassure and strengthen bonds with the communities we serve. We have already met with key figures to personally provide that reassurance and presence. There can never be any excuse for hate crime in any shape or form and this criminality will not be tolerated. More than ever in these uncertain times we want anyone who may subjected to hate crime to feel confident in the belief that we’ll take your reports seriously, protect you and make sure you get all the support you need.”
“North Wales Police is proud to have strong links with the Muslim community. Extremism and radicalisation is something that we all continue to be constantly vigilant about. We also work hard to ensure that efforts to victimise or commit hate crime against Muslim communities across North Wales are met with a zero tolerance approach. It is crucially important that this work continues.”
“Nobody is better placed to sense when something is out of place in their communities than the people living in them. To effectively combat the terrorism threat the police, businesses, government and the general public need to work together. The events of this week reinforce the need for us all to remain vigilant. We urge the public to be alert, but not alarmed and to report anything suspicious to the confidential anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321. In an emergency always call 999.”
If you are a witness or a victim of hate crime or feel vulnerable please contact someone to report it. Nationally more people are reporting hate crime than ever before but it is still significantly underreported. Don’t suffer in silence; there are people who can help you. Call the police on 101, Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or via their website at www.crimestoppers-uk.org, or visit the True Vision website (www.report-it.org.uk) for information, advice and to report online. In an emergency, always dial 999.
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