The Medway Labour and Co-operative Group have issued the following statements in response to a series of racist stickers that have been found in public places in Medway.
Cllr Siju Adeoye, Chair of the Medway Labour and Co-operative Group and member for Chatham Central said:
“I want to make it very clear that this racist vandalism is completely unacceptable and has no place at all in Medway. I am proud to represent a ward with a great amount of diversity and want to reassure residents that your Medway Labour Councillors are fully committed to rooting out this kind of behaviour.”
Cllr Simon Curry, Medway Labour and Co-operative Group Spokesperson for Regeneration, Culture and the Environment and member for Luton and Wayfield said:
“I’m very disappointed to learn that offensive, racially aggravated stickers have been posted in various places around Chatham. While I suspect these actions will have been undertaken by a minority of people, this sort of behaviour must be dealt with firmly in order to protect community relations within Medway.
“I also want to make clear that this is not just offensive to us all, what these people have been doing constitutes a criminal offence. I would encourage anyone with any information on this to report it to Kent Police or Crimestoppers using the contact information below.”
Anybody wishing to report the issue can call Kent Police on 01634 792209, quoting reference number 46/173393/21 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, or by using the online form on their website.
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