Preston’s councillor responsible for community cohesion has spoken out to criticise hate mail sent to Muslims in the city.Advertisement
Residents in Blackpool Road told the Lancashire Post how they had received the hand-delivered notes.
Six households were targeted by the leaflets which Lancashire-based independent Christian Michael Davis claimed they were not intended to cause offence.
Now Preston City Council’s cabinet member for communities and social justice councillor Nweeda Khan has released a statement.
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She said: “I’m appalled to hear this is happening in Preston – we are a proud tolerant city made up of multiple faiths. The council is an active member of the Racial Equality Council and the Faith Forum and does not tolerate or condone this kind of behaviour.
“We will continue to work with our communities, the police and other organisations to help reduce hate crime in our city and encourage those witness too or victim of such crimes to report it.”
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