Police in Hammersmith say they have stepped up high visibility foot patrols after abusive graffiti was daubed on a Polish Community centre.
We have an excellent rapport with this Polish community Centre and have been very clear in terms of how serious we take such incidents of hate crime.
High visibility foot patrols have been stepped up in the area and we are doing everything to reassure them and other local community groups in and around the area that we are here and will deal with any allegations of hate crime robustly and efficiently.
The Polish Cultural Association say they are "horrified" following abusive graffiti that was posted on their building in Hammersmith.Read the full story ›
Officials at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London have said they are "shocked and deeply concerned" following xenophobic abuse directed against its community in London and the UK.
We are shocked and deeply concerned by the recent incidents of xenophobic abuse directed against the Polish community and other UK residents of migrant heritage.
The Polish Embassy is in contact with relevant institutions, and local police are already investigating the two most widely reported cases in Hammersmith, London, and Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.
At the same time, we would like to thank for all the messages of support and solidarity with the Polish community expressed by the British public.
We call on all Polish nationals who fall victim of xenophobic abuse and on all witnesses to report such incidents to local authorities.
Hammersmith Police have increase patrols after racist graffiti was posted on a Polish Centre.
Hammersmith MP Andy Slaughter says he is "disgusted" over graffiti daubed on a Polish cultural centre in his constituency.
Hammersmith police are investigating graffiti found on the Polish Cultural Centre this morning as racially motivated criminal damage 1/4
This is an outrageous act that disgusts not only me and the Polish community but everyone in Hammersmith & Fulham. 2/4
We are proud in west London to be the centre for the Polish community in the UK and the home of @posklondon 3/4
Scotland Yard has confirmed it is investigating criminal damage at a Polish Centre in Hammersmith after reports of "racially motivated criminal damage".
Shortly before 11:00am Sunday, 26 June police were informed of an incident of alleged racially motivated criminal damage at a building in King Street, W6.
Officers from Hammersmith and Fulham Borough attended and enquiries are ongoing.
A west London MP is investigating reports that a Polish Cultural Centre in Hammersmith has been daubed with graffiti.
Re Polish Centre graffiti, we are now sending someone there to check. Please hold off comment until we get clarification.
Further, let us all say it loud & clear that Poles are incredibly welcome in the UK & the word "Solidarity" never felt more appropriate.
Earlier, Mr Hands tweeted: "Am hearing that the Polish Centre in Hammersmith has been smeared with "Go Home". This is an unspeakable crime and is indescribably awful."
The centre confirmed the incident has been reported to the police.
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He said: "At this critical time for our country following the EU referendum result we need strong and effective leadership of the Labour Party.
"I told Jeremy Corbyn last night that I no longer had confidence in his leadership and he dismissed me from the shadow cabinet."
He added: "I want to thank him for giving me the chance to serve our party."
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Mr Corbyn confirmed his intention to deal with the aftermath of Britain's exit as party leader.
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