Hate crime targeted in South Gloucestershire

August 30 2016

CROSS-party support has been given by South Gloucestershire councillors to a commitment to counter hate crime.

CROSS-party support has been given by South Gloucestershire councillors to a commitment to counter hate crime.

They jointly condemned the increase in such crime, which has been reported at a national level since the EU referendum.

Leaders of the three political groups published a statement giving their shared view.

It was produced by Conservative group and council leader Matthew Riddle, Liberal Democrat leader Ruth Davis and Pat Rooney, leader of the Labour group.

They said: “We are very concerned to see an increase in hate crimes across the country following the EU referendum.

“We want to make it clear that at South Gloucestershire Council we value all our staff and the work they do each day for our residents.

“Hate crimes have no place in South Gloucestershire or anywhere else in our country and are an attack on our values as a local council and as a community.”