Pledge to unite East Yorks communities


Published: Tuesday 10th March 2015 by The News Editor

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Humberside Police is backing a UK-wide campaign to prevent extremism by bringing communities closer together.

The need to celebrate people’s differences is key to the We Stand Together initiative and society’s efforts to combat intolerance and hate, according to Chief Superintendent Tony Forbes.

He says the police have a big part to play in helping to develop relationships with communities and trying to stamp out the problems that led to atrocities like the Charlie Hebdo killings in Paris.

The campaign makes it clear that diversity should be seen as positive and something that makes communities stronger. It is a view that the Humberside force has always had, Chief Superintendent Tony Forbes says.

He says the force is working with communities to tackle extremism and prejudice but to celebrate people’s differences. He promises that Humberside Police will listen to the concerns of these communities and work to solve any problems they might have.

Chief Superintendent Forbes insists hate crime is a priority for the force and he is encouraging everyone in the area to report instances of hate when they witness them.

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Published: Tuesday 10th March 2015 by The News Editor

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