Raids target race and hate crime
by Alex Wellman Suspected racists, homophobes and thugs who beat their partners were rounded up by police in a series of raids across the borough. Brent Police hit several homes of alleged violent offenders on Tuesday April 7 following co
by Alex Wellman
Suspected racists, homophobes and thugs who beat their partners were rounded up by police in a series of raids across the borough.
Brent Police hit several homes of alleged violent offenders on Tuesday April 7 following complaints from victims.
Five people were arrested for assaults and harassment during the raid which targeted prolific offenders as part of police chiefs' ongoing work to reduce serious violence in Brent.
Det Sgt Martin Flack, Brent Police Community Safety Unit, said: "We will do everything we can to bring offenders to justice and the victims of hate crime should be encouraged to report it to Police.
"This operation sends out a clear message, violence in any form is unacceptable. We do not require a statement from a victim in order to arrest and charge a perpetrator."
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The raids were organized by Brent Community Safety Unit which investigates complaints of domestic violence, hate crime and vulnerable adult abuse.
The team then link up with partners such as Brent Council and Victim Support to help people through their trauma.
Hate and faith crime includes racist, homophobic, disability motivated crime, and crimes against the vulnerable or elderly by members of their own family or carers.
Anyone with concerns over their or anyone else's safety should contact the Brent Police Community Safety Unit on 020 8733 3742 or if you are in immediate danger always call 999.