Warwickshire police investigate “kill all migrants”, “kill a Muslim” stickers in Rugby
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Tuesday July 12 2016
The Coventry Telegraph reports on handwritten stickers found in Rugby bearing the slogans “kill all migrants” and “kill a Muslim”. Other slogans spotted include ones using an offensive name for black people and ones stating “Immigrants Out” and “Immigrants not welcome”.
The stickers, which appear to have been stuck on lampposts since the EU referendum on 23 June were found in one instance on a lamppost opposite a secondary school.
Pete McLaren, from the Rugby branch of the Trade Unionist and Socialist Coalition (TUSC) told the local paper: “I myself saw on Saturday (2 July) a hand written sticker on a lamppost on Dunchurch Road, right opposite the entrance to Overslade Lane, stating ‘Kill all Migrants’. This is, of course, right opposite Harris School.”
Noting the recent appearance of the stickers, McLaren said, the Brexit vote had “encouraged a minority of the bigoted, the intolerant and the racists to show their true colours and incite hate and division both locally and nationally.”
Warwickshire police have been alerted to the stickers saying that they are similar to stickers which were reported earlier in the year and not known to have any connection to Brexit.
A spokesman for the force said: “We are investigating a small number of incidents of racist stickers being posted in the Rugby area between February and June. These are not believed to be related to the EU referendum vote on June 23.
“On July 5 we received a further report about similar stickers and this is now being investigated.
“We would urge anyone who feels that they are victims of any form of hate crime to report it to us.
“Hate crime is not tolerated in Warwickshire and our officers are committed to investigating every incident reported to us and bringing offenders to justice.”