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Reporting hate crime

Published Thursday, 25 May 2017

Following the tragic events in Manchester on Monday 22 May, Coventry people are being asked to be vigilant as they continue to go about their everyday lives and be alert but not alarmed.

Communities in the city are being asked to remember that acts of terrorism are committed by a small minority of people and those people do not represent Coventry communities.

The West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit continues to work with national security services to keep Coventry safe.

People are advised that they should look out for anything that seems out of place, unusual or doesn’t seem to fit in with day-to-day life.

There are many ways you can report – through local police on 101 or in an emergency 999, via the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321 and online you can click on the red button on the West Midlands Police website to report online terrorist and extremist material. People can pick up the latest advice from West Midlands Police on social media @wmpolice

Reporting hate crimes

Coventry Multi-Faith Forum is calling on the community to stand together following the attack on the Manchester Arena.

The Forum said: "This is a trying time for all of us. We condemn this mindless act and hope that it does not create any rifts in our society. Violence has simply no place in civilised society.”

Despite these messages of harmony in Coventry, senior members of the Muslim community in Manchester say that they have received hate crime reports since the attack on Manchester Arena earlier this week.

It’s an important reminder to people to report any incidents of hate crime - which can include anything from verbal or physical abuse to criminal damage – following the terror attack.

In Coventry if anyone feels at all vulnerable or who wishes to report any acts of hate crime they can call the police on 101. Anyone reporting an emergency should call 999 and ask for the police. Hate crime can also be reported online or by e-mailing

Coventry is a place that is well known as a place where people from different backgrounds get on well together and there has been a show of unity across all communities over recent days.

The overwhelming sentiment is that now is the time for people of all backgrounds to work closely together and unite against those who seek, through violence and extremism, to intimidate or cause fear.

People should to report hate incidents when they happen.

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