World in danger, not safe...........................
Police chief slams 'evil' racists who painted swastika on pavement in Jewish area of Salford
The Nazi emblem was painted on the pavement in Waterpark Road, Broughton, at the weekend
The incident comes after figures issued last week showed anti-semitic hate crime across Greater Manchester soared by 80per cent in one year.
The Community Security Trust, which works to safeguard the Jewish community, received 309 reports of hate crime in 2014 - up from 173 the year before.
The Nazi emblem was painted on the pavement in Waterpark Road at the weekend.
Sir Peter said: “The use of a swastika in this way is insulting not only to members of the Jewish faith but indeed to the families of all those who fought against Nazism in the Second World War.
“You have to wonder whether people who do this are incredibly stupid and don’t understand basic history or are just evil in wanting to cause fear and distress. Hate crime is important because it insults people’s deeply held beliefs and their backgrounds and history and that is why the police see it as a priority.
“This incident is not just about some paint on a flagstone it has a wider significance because of all the death, destruction and hatred that this symbol represents.”
GMP is closely monitoring all hate incidents during this time of increased terrorist threat and asks the public to be vigilant with regards to individuals who may hold violently extremist views or are seeking to exploit the current raised threat level to spread hatred and prejudice.
Sir Peter added: “Clearly we are seeking information about people who carry out attacks on people and property because of hatred towards a race or religion.
“The great strength of Greater Manchester is that people of so many different races and religions have come to live and prosper here and our diversity is an example to the world as the vast majority of people respect and indeed celebrate that there are different traditions, histories and beliefs as long as that is based on a shared commitment to live and let live.
“It is important that we all stand up against those who seek who spread hatred and fear who put out community cohesion in danger.
“Whatever are the international incidents there is a constant level of hate incidents where people practising their religion and going about their business are insulted or sometimes assaulted because of how they look or how they dress. This can never be acceptable.”
NWN: What a berk the Greater Manchester Chief Constable is . Always anxious to parade his left wing credentials in the mass media. Whenever a 'real crime' is committed, he is probably playing golf. He is not interested in real crimes. It is no wonder that many have and are calling for his dismissal including some MP's.
Just as an aside. We wonder if a swastika had really been painted ? Or is it a media invention ? Or just maybe, some spotty kid daubed it ? Pathetic !
Nice to see the GMP's priorities.