"There's no place for hate in Camden"

A statement from Councillor Sarah Hayward, Leader of Camden Council and Detective Chief Superintendent, Penelope Banham, Camden Borough Commander.

“Camden has always been a place that embraces and celebrates diversity. We have always welcomed people from different countries and backgrounds, whether they are fleeing trouble or seeking a better life.

“We are aware of reported incidents of hate crime following the outcome of the EU referendum in some parts of London.

“We want to reassure all communities in Camden that this is not something we will accept. Camden is a diverse and cohesive borough where all our communities are valued for the contributions they bring. Camden rejects all messages of hate based on people’s nationality or ethnicity.

“We must all stand together now to support all our communities. The Council, Camden Police, our partners and our communities themselves will offer every support to our BME and European residents, businesses and visitors.

“We would encourage anyone who experiences any type of hate crime to report this to the police so that together we can offer people the support they require and ensure that Camden remains a hate-free borough.”

You can report a hate crime online here.