The staff and Board of Trustees at the Plymouth and Devon Racial Equality Council would like to issue this message of support, solidarity and reassurance to all the diverse residents of Plymouth and Devon. Following the results of the U.K. Referendum, we have been carefully monitoring both local and national news concerning a rise in reported racist incidents, and listening carefully to the stories and experiences of our own clients. It is also very important
Devon and Cornwall Police is aware that since the outcome of last Friday’s European Union referendum some parts of the country have seen an increase in the number of hate incidents and hate crimes, mainly of a racist or religiously discriminatory basis and some negative social media postings of a similar nature. We recognise that this behaviour may be unsettling to our diverse communities. They may feel particularly vulnerable and anxious at this time, but