Following the incidents in Manchester, Gloucestershire Constabulary has seen a small rise in inappropriate messages on social media.
ACC Julian Moss says this type of behaviour will not be tolerated:
“There can never be any excuse for hate crime in any shape or form and this criminality will not be tolerated, online or in person.
“More than ever in these uncertain times we want those who are victims of hate crime to feel confident in the belief that we’ll take your reports seriously, protect you and make sure you get all the support you need.
“Over the last few days, we have been reaching out to reassure and strengthen bonds with the communities we serve and we will continue to do this.”
If you are a witness or a victim of hate crime or feel vulnerable, Gloucestershire Constabulary is asking you to report it. You can do this by calling the police on 101, Crimestoppers on 0800 555111 or via their website at www.crimestoppers-uk.org, or visit the True Vision website (www.report-it.org.uk) for information, advice and to report online. In an emergency, always dial 999.