Sadly, once again we find ourselves reflecting upon violent acts perpetrated on innocent people within our communities. Our condolences go to the family and friends of the person who has lost their life in the horrendous act near Finsbury Park. We would like to send our support and thoughts to all others caught up in this act.
Now more than ever people from all communities across Bournemouth, Poole and Dorset must stand together to defeat hate and those who would try and divide us.
If you or someone you know is a victim of a hate incident or crime please report it to Dorset Police on 101 or via our website. Alternatively hate crime can be reported via the Dorset Police app or via 3rd party reporting centres across Dorset.
If you see or hear anything suspicious report this immediately by 999 or on the anti-terrorism hotline on 0800 789321.
I was reminded of a quote from Kamran Miah, addressing Salisbury Coalition Against Racism, “Don’t look at what sets us apart, look at what brings us together.”
Chair of Prejudice Free Dorset