TfL and the police launch over 200 joint to combat hate crime

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Transport for London (TfL) and the Capital’s police will join forces for a series of over 200 community engagement events across London in support of National Hate Crime Awareness Week.

The activity will begin on Monday 16 October with police officers, TfL staff and representatives from TellMAMA, a reporting service for victims of anti-Muslim hate crime.

Officers will visit communities in East London to stress the importance of reporting hate crime and to reassure them that London’s public transport system is safe and welcoming for all. Officers will also pay individual visits to the East London Mosque, Stratford bus station and travel on a route 25 bus between Whitechapel and Stratford.

London’s network remains a safe low-crime environment, but reports of hate crime offences have increased as more people feel confident to speak out about incidents. Between April and June 2017, reports of hate crime on increased by 25 per cent compared with the same period last year (822 reports compared to 655).

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