Message from Greater Manchester and Manchester BME Networks
We condemn racist attacks which have been reported in different parts of Greater Manchester and across the Country.
We are saddened and concerned to hear about the closure of the African Caribbean Care Group’s luncheon club last week due to racist threats. The African Caribbean Care Group provides a vital service, which has provided years of valuable service and support to our elderly BME community members. We offer them our full support.
We fully concur with Tony Lloyd, Interim Mayor of Greater Manchester, when he states ‘we have worked hard together, to build strong, cohesive, and welcoming communities. I encourage anyone who has been a victim of hate crime to come forward and report it.’
If you have been a victim or witness of hate crime please report it to the police. There are several ways you can do this, dial 101, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or Manchester City Council’s Hate Crime Report Line on 08000 830 007. You can also report it anonymously to True Vision: http://www.report-it.org.uk/home
Alternatively, there are many Hate Crime Reporting Centres in the Community, who as well as reporting any incident, can provide additional support and guidance. Please go to for the full list: http://www.makingmanchestersafer.com/info/4/hate_crime
If you need any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact: Manchester BME Network office: firstname.lastname@example.org / 07811 531160 / 0161 860 6842