Prejudice Free Dorset sends its condolences to the families and friends of all those killed or injured in the terrorist attack in Westminster, London. Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.
There is no information to suggest that any ongoing threat is posed to the public of Dorset in the aftermath of yesterday’s events, and police and partners are working together to reassure local communities.
It is vitally important that the people of Dorset stand together in the face of this event. Our communities are diverse, work well together and support each other on a daily basis. We all have an important role to play in promoting inclusion and challenging prejudice in all its forms.
There are a small minority of people who may wish to use yesterday’s events to incite hatred, division and fear. In particular our Muslim communities, people perceived to be Muslim or those from a minority ethnic background may be concerned about being targeted in the coming days and weeks.
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.
Prejudice Free Dorset calls on all residents of Dorset to continue to actively support cohesion and a sense of togetherness across the county.