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Council condemns hate crimes

Published Tuesday, 05 July 2016

Coventry City Council and other organisations across the city have condemned hate crimes.

The Council’s deputy leader, Cllr Abdul Khan, said that he was proud of the city’s diverse population and that leaders’ of faith groups and other organisations in the city were committed to fighting against incidents of hate against any community.

He said: “There have been a number of hate crime incidents across the country and in Coventry and we want to be absolutely clear that we condemn this.

"This type of abuse is extremely disturbing and we will work with the police to ensure that the perpetrators are tracked down. We have excellent community relations which was reflected recently at the city’s annual cohesion awards.

“Coventry has a global reputation for peace and reconciliation and we will not allow anyone to threaten these values”

Anyone who thinks they may have experienced or witnessed hate crime is urged to report it by calling West Midlands Police on the 101.

Alternatively information can be passed to the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111 or via the True Vision website.

The Coventry Channel Panel which includes the local authority, police and other partner agencies is concerned to safeguard those individuals at the risk of being drawn into any form of extremism that may support terrorism.

If anyone is concerned about the possibility of people who may become involved in this form of extremism then you can contact the Panel through prevent_inbox@west-midlands.pnn.police.uk.

Coventry Harm Reduction and Vulnerable Victims Forum is a multi-agency case management forum who receive and take all reports of hate crime seriously. People who wish to report a hate crime and do not wish to report it to the Police you can contact any of the hate crime reporting centres located throughout the City or if you would like further information please call 024 7683 2118. Alternatively you can report it confidentially online on http://www.coventry.gov.uk/reporthatecrime.

Other reporting addresses:

  • Barley Lea Childrens Centre 51 The Barley Lea, Stoke Aldermoor, Coventry CV3 1DX
  • Canley Children's Centre Mitchell Avenue, Canley, Coventry CV4 8DW
  • Coventry & Warwickshire Friend PO Box 8, Coventry, CV1 3ZT
  • Coventry Irish Society 42-44 Hill Street, Coventry CV1 4AN
  • Coventry Refugee Centre 15 Bishop Street, Coventry CV1 1HU
  • Coventry University Students Union, Priory Street, Coventry CV1 5FJ
  • Flutterbies Children's Centre
  • 50-52 Hen Lane, Holbrooks, Coventry CV6 4LB
  • Foleshill Children's Centre 454 Foleshill Road, Foleshill, Coventry CV6 5LB
  • Gosford Park Children's Centre Humber Avenue, Coventry CV1 2SF
  • Hillfields Childrens Centre Clifton Street, Hillfields, Coventry CV1 5GR
  • Middleride Children's Centre Upper Ride, Willenhall Wood, Coventry CV3 3GL
  • Midland Heart Housing Association Highfield House, St Nicholas Street, Coventry CV1 4BN
  • Minority Group Support Services (Coventry City Council) Saturn House, 101 Lockhurst Lane, Coventry CV6 5SF
  • Moat House Children's Centre Moat House Primary School, Deedmore Road, Coventry CV2 1EG
  • Radford Children's Centre c/o Radford Primary School, Lawrence Saunders Road, Radford, Coventry CV6 1HD
  • Spon Gate Children's Centre Spon Gate Primary School, Upper Spon Street, Coventry CV1 3BQ
  • St. Augustine's Children's Centre Heathcote Street, Radford, Coventry CV6 3LB
  • Terrence Higgins Trust
  • Unit 2, floor 11, Coventry Point, Market Way, Coventry CV1 2EA
  • Tile Hill Childrens Centre Jardine Crescent, Tile Hill, Coventry CV4 9PL
  • Tommies Children's Centre Parkville Highway, Holbrooks, Coventry
  • University of Warwick Students Union, Rootes Building, Gibbet Hill Road, Coventry CV4 7AL
  • Valley House Children's Centre Navigation House, 55-57 Bell Green Road, Coventry CV6 7GQ
  • Victim Support Unit 6, Steeple House,2 Percy Street, Coventry, CV1 3BY
  • WATCH (Hillfields) 12 Victoria Street, Hillfields, Coventry CV1 5LZ
  • Rainbows Nightclub Rainbows, Short Street, Parkside, Coventry, CV1 2LW
  • Whitefriars Housing Group 9 Little Park Street, Coventry CV1 2UR

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