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Hate crime – Mayor’s statement

DFIn a recent statement Mayor of Tower Hamlets John Biggs said: “Whilst we don’t currently know what wider impact Brexit will have, the reports of a short term rise in racially motivated abuse in some areas is very concerning. Thankfully we have not yet seen any evidence of a spike in these incidents in Tower Hamlets but I have asked senior council officers to closely monitor the situation.


“Obviously the EU referendum result  is a big change for our country but as I have said before, I believe in the East End and am confident that we will weather this storm, and retain the sense of tolerance, community and diversity that has defined us for centuries.”