Wellingborough councillors asked to support motion condemning all hate crime

The motion will be discussed at Swanspool House tomorrow night

The motion will be discussed at Swanspool House tomorrow night

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Councillors will be asked to support a motion condemning all forms of hate crime following recent tragedies around the world.

The motion has been proposed by the leader of Wellingborough Council Cllr Martin Griffiths and seconded by Cllr Andrew Scarborough, leader of the Labour opposition group, and will be debated at the authority’s full council meeting tomorrow (Tuesday).

The motion states: “Recent tragic events such as the Orlando homophobic massacre, the appalling murder of MP Jo Cox and the bombing of Ataturk Airport in Turkey remind us all of the amount of violence and hatred in our modern society. “It is good news that Northamptonshire Police has seen no volume increase in local reporting of hate crime in our county and borough.

“It is also true that we have a varied and diverse community in the borough which we are all proud members of, however, we must not become complacent in these tense times.

“Council is asked to pass this motion utterly condemning all forms of hate crime and urging our communities to continue to live in harmony as they have done over many peaceful years.

“The borough of Wellingborough will continue to support, both administratively and financially, our local rights and equalities council and work through our local community safety partnership to ensure that hate never becomes acceptable in our area.”

The full council meeting starts at 7pm tomorrow in the council chamber at Swanspool House in Wellingborough.