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Statement following incident in Finsbury Park

Added on 19 June 2017 at 10:13

Please find below a statement from Neighbourhoods and Partnerships Superintendent Andy Bennett following the incident in Finsbury Park in the early hours of this morning -

 "In the wake of the latest tragic incident in London last night we want to reassure all our communities we are doing everything we can to keep them safe. ​

"Everyone has the right to live and worship peacefully without fear of being targeted for their ethnicity or religion. ​

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"Over the coming days our neighbourhood teams will be contacting faith leaders to provide them with reassurance and to address any concerns they may have. ​

"We will also be carrying out additional high visibility patrols late into the evening, including areas around mosques. ​

"There can never be any excuse for hate crime in any shape or form and criminality of this type will not be tolerated. ​

"If you are a witness or a victim of hate crime or feel vulnerable please contact someone to report it. ​

 "More people are reporting hate crime than ever before but it is still significantly underreported. Don’t suffer in silence; there are people who can help you. ​

 "Call the police on 101, Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or via their website at, or visit the True Vision website ( for information, advice and to report online. In an emergency, always dial 999."