Spike in hate crime after London Bridge terror attack | London


There has been a spike in the number of racist incidents recorded since the London Bridge attack.

London’s mayor Sadiq Khan said police would take a zero-tolerance approach to hate crime as the latest statistics show a rise in hate crime and Islamophobic incidents after Saturday night’s attack.

Provisional figures released by the mayor’s office show the number of racist incidents recorded on Monday was 54, compared with a daily average of 38 so far this year.

There has also been an increase in Islamophobic hate incidents, with 20 on Monday, compared with a daily average of 3.5 this year.

Just as the police will do everything possible to root out extremism from our city, so we will take a zero-tolerance approach to hate crime.

If you witness a hate crime please report it to the police. If you commit a hate crime, you face arrest.

– Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London



Source : http://www.itv.com/news/london/2017-06-07/spike-in-hate-crime-after-london-bridge-terror-attack/

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