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Joint Message of Reassurance and Unity

Posted by | June 6, 2017 | News | No Comments

Dear Harrow Community,

The flag outside Harrow Civic Centre once again flies at half-mast today, following the dreadful events which unfolded in London Bridge over the weekend. Our thoughts remain with the victims of the attacks, with their families and with those who continue to battle their injuries in hospital.

As we find ourselves shocked and saddened by another assault on our city and our values, we want to reach out to all the people of Harrow with a message of reassurance and unity.

We are proud to serve one of Britain’s most diverse and harmonious communities, with people of so many faiths, ethnicities and nationalities living together and free to pursue happiness and prosperity. We stand together in condemning this attack and rejecting the hatred it represents.

As you will appreciate, there will be an increased police presence throughout London in coming weeks. Officers are there to reassure and look out for us, and we can help them do their job by being calm and vigilant at this time of heightened sensitivity. If you see anything suspicious, let an officer know right away or call 999.

Furthermore, if you or anyone in your community experiences a hate crime – we ask you to report it by calling Stop Hate UK on 0800 1381625 or at www.stophateuk.org. In an emergency, always call 999.

If you wish to contact the Council about issues that concern you at this difficult time, please do not hesitate to emailSamia Malik, our Community Cohesion Lead at samia.malik@harrow.gov.uk.

Our strength is in our togetherness and we will never allow hatred and terror to divide us.

Michael Lockwood          Cllr Sachin Shah                Cllr Susan Hall                                                   Simon Ovens

Chief Executive                Leader of Council            Leader of Conservative Group                   Borough Commander