No place for hate: PCC speaks out as Pride event goes online - The Redditch Standard

No place for hate: PCC speaks out as Pride event goes online

Redditch Editorial 17th Aug, 2020   0

THE Police and Crime Commissioner for Warwickshire Philip Seccombe has voiced his support for the county’s annual Pride which this year is going online.

Coronavirus restrictions have forced the event to go virtual and as a result a series of performances, talks and webinars will be streamed online via the Warwickshire Pride Facebook, Twitter and You Tube channels.

As in the past two years Mr Seccombe is supporting the event, this time with a video message to be streamed on Saturday, August 22.

“Warwickshire Pride is a great opportunity to promote equality, diversity and inclusion across the county, so I am pleased that the current restrictions imposed by coronavirus will not stop this important event from going ahead,” he said.

In his video address, Mr Seccombe expresses his support for the work that Warwickshire Pride does for LGBTQ+ communities and his own commitment to working towards a fair and tolerant society for all.

He says: “I believe there is no place for hate within Warwickshire and I will do everything I can to give the support that is needed, and to encourage all of you, if you become a victim of a hate crime or hate incident to report it to the police, who will follow up and try and apprehend any perpetrator of such a crime.”

Warwickshire Pride is online from 12 midday to 6pm on Saturday, August 22 at:




The Police and Crime Commissioner is part of the Warwickshire Hate Crime Partnership, which operates the Report Hate Now website.

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