Communities across Brighton & Hove stand together as One Voice
Following the incident on the London Bridge on Friday 29 November 2019, the city’s One Voice Partnership strongly condemns this act of violence on innocent people.
We do not tolerate violence against innocent people, wherever it takes place. Together we speak with one voice against extremist perspectives and terrorist actions in the UK and elsewhere.
The incident on London Bridge has deeply shocked and saddened us all. We send our deepest sympathies to the families of those who have lost their loved ones, those who have been injured, and all affected communities. Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families.
We praise the members of communities and Londoners who continue to show great courage and resilience during and since the incident.
We wish to repeat the request not to share the videos of the attack to avoid promoting hate further. Tackling online material is important to protect the public and prevent promotion of hatred and terrorism.
We urge you to report all online material promoting hate, extremism or terrorism at www.gov.uk/report-terrorism
The Brighton & Hove ‘One Voice Partnership’ reaffirms that communities, council and police stand together in solidarity. We stand firm that these acts of violence must not go any further.
We must look out and care for each other and ensure that individuals, communities and places of worship are not singled out in our city.
It’s now even more important for all our communities to demonstrate that we will not let any terrorist action divide us and continue our great tradition of unity and respect for all.
Reporting suspicious activities
There is no intelligence to indicate any increased threat to communities in the UK, however as always, it is important to remain vigilant but not alarmed.
Co-operation between the public and the police is the greatest asset in tackling the challenge the UK faces from terrorism.Sussex Police and Brighton & Hove City Council continue to work together to ensure that we keep Brighton & Hove a safe place for all of our communities.
We ask all residents and communities to remain aware to and to report any suspicious behaviour or activity immediately by calling 999 in an emergency, or by calling the confidential anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321 or reporting online at www.gov.uk/ACT
Further information about the support available support on our safe in the city website.
Reporting hate incidents or anti-social behaviour
We encourage anyone who has experienced a hate incident or anti-social behaviour to report it.
If you have been harmed by or witnessed a hate incident, our community safety team are here to support you and provide advice.
You can contact our team by:
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- phone: 01273 292 735 (in an emergency, always call the police on 999)
- using our online reporting form
You can also report hate incidents to Sussex Police or call them on 101 if it’s not an emergency.