South Yorkshire Police looking into footage circulating in Rotherham

Date published: 26 September 2022 13:04
Dated: 26 September 2022 14:03:28

South Yorkshire Police is aware of reports of video footage purported to contain hate crime messaging being circulated among communities in Rotherham.

We are investigating these reports thoroughly, and would like to remind people that we take incidents of hate crime very seriously.

For those who have been concerned about these reports, we continue to work hard to engage with local communities to encourage them to report any incidents of hate crime and to work towards tackling these issues – and this is no different.

We would urge people to come to us with any information about the reported material. If you feel you don’t wish to speak directly to us, a number of third party referral centres have been set up working alongside partners to take reports of hate crimes across South Yorkshire.

We wish to once again reassure people that all forms of hate crime have no place here in South Yorkshire, and any complaint made to us will be taken extremely seriously and treated with the utmost respect.

If you wish to speak to us about the above issue, you can do so by contacting us using live webchat, our online portal or by calling 101, quoting incident number SYP-20220903-0554 September 2022. You can access webchat and the online portal at www.southyorks.police.uk/contact-us/report-something/

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