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Khan pledges hate crime action alongside BTP

London Mayor Sadiq Khan says he will work with the capital’s police forces to tackle hate crime on the city’s transport network.

Since the European Union referendum on June 23 there has been a rise in racist or xenophobic abuse in London.

The WeStandTogether campaign will entail the British Transport Police, Metropolitan Police and City of London Police planning several days of action over the coming months, where they will meet and speak with members of the public about hate crimes.

BTP Divisional Commander Martin Fry said: “Incidents of hate crime are thankfully extremely low on the rail network. Any crime or incident of anti-social behaviour that is motivated by hatred is absolutely abhorrent and won’t be tolerated. We want Londoners to stand together to tackle hate crime.”

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