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Merton LGBT+ Forum
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One of the Merton LGBT+ Forum's goals is to provide support and work other service providers for the Community in Merton.
HATE CRIME AWARENESS
We currently did some work to support Mitcham Police to help raise Hate Crime Awareness in Merton. We will be continuing to work with the teams in Merton and hope to help raise hate crime
awareness more in 2017 by reaching out to more of the community with our Road Workshops.
Abuse because of someone's sexual orientation or gender identity is hate crime. If you have been verbally or physically abused, harassed or attacked in any way by someone because they
think you are a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) please help yourself and the community by reporting these crimes.
Remember in an emergency always dial 999, for non - emergency, ring 101 and request to speak to the Borough Community Safety Unit covering where you live or where the incident occurred. You can also report non-urgent crimes via the Met's online crime reporting facility.
The Metropolitan Police Service continues to have an LGBT liaison officer on every borough to assist LGBT people living, working or visiting London. To speak to your local LGBT liaison officer please contact your borough community Safety unit. There are more than 500 specialist hate crime investigators working in our 32 dedicated hate crime Community Safety Units (CSUs); who work with the partners to support victims in all aspects of hate crime.Homophobic & Transphobic abuse is a crime.
Don't tolerate it.
Hate Crime Awareness starts on October 16th. Look out for what events are going on in Merton
London Protect, and the National Coordinator Protect and Prepare
PLEASE SHARE THIS COMMUNICATION
With last weeks attack at Parsons Green and the other 4 attacks this year in the UK it is important to be vigilant,the threat level to the Untied Kingdom from international terrorism remains at SEVERE - a threat is highly likely.
Please be ALERT not alarmed.
See It. Say It, Sorted - We’re asking tube and rail passengers and people who use railway stations to help keep themselves and others safe by reporting unusual items or activity on the railway.
Please remain vigilant for anything that seems out of place or unusual on trains or at stations. This could include:
· Someone being somewhere they shouldn’t be, for example trying to get through a door marked ‘no entry’
· An unattended bag
· Someone checking security arrangements, for example filming CCTV cameras at a station
· Someone avoiding rail staff and police officers
· Someone who could be concealing something under their clothing.
If you see something that doesn’t feel right, we want to hear from you. Let us decide if what you have seen or what you know is important.
You should tell a member of rail staff or a police officer what you have seen. You can also call us on 0800 40 50 40, or text us on 61016.
In an emergency, always call 999.
We will check any information you give us thoroughly. Every day we receive reports about suspicious behaviour or unusual activity from members of the public and we take your information seriously.
In an emergency call 999 - For non emergencies call 101 - For the Anti-Terrorist Hotline call 0800 789321
A Message from Victim Support
As most of you may know Victim support, has been supporting victims from the Terrorist attacks in London (London Bridge and Westminster).
We have made a poster in the hope to capture those Victims and Witnesses of the incident that have accessed support.
As we know the effects of the crime can affect people at all different times.