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Hammersmith police step up 'high visibility foot patrols'

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.

– PC Jenny Doe from Ravenscourt Park Safer Neighbourhood Team

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Polish embassy 'shocked and deeply concerned'

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.

– Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London

Hammersmith Police 'increase patrols' after racist graffiti posted on Polish Centre

Hammersmith Police have increase patrols after racist graffiti was posted on a Polish Centre.

Hammersmith MP 'disgusted' over graffiti on Polish centre

Hammersmith MP Andy Slaughter says he is "disgusted" over graffiti daubed on a Polish cultural centre in his constituency.

Police investigating criminal damage at Polish Centre

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.

– Met Police statement

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Polish cultural centre in London daubed with graffiti, MP says

Polish cultural centre in London daubed with graffiti MP says. Credit: PA

A west London MP is investigating reports that a Polish Cultural Centre in Hammersmith has been daubed with graffiti.

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.

Five pubs set aside for Polish fans during qualifier

Around 20,000 Polish fans are expected in Wembley tonight for England's World Cup qualifying match. Five pubs in Wembley have been allocated for Polish fans only. They are:

  • 'The Torch', 1 Bridge Road
  • 'Crock of Gold', 23 Bridge Road
  • 'Crystals', South Way
  • 'Liquor Station', 379 High Road
  • 'Premier Inn', 151 Wembley Park Drive