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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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