Investigation into Grays hate crime report

Police are investigating an allegation of a hate crime in Grays.

The report was made on February 24 after a member of the public reported being distressed after attending a venue off Argent Street.

The investigation is being carried out under Section 4(a) of the Public Order Act 1986 and Section 31 of the Crime and Disorder Act 1998.

On Tuesday April 4, five officers visited a location off Argent Street, Grays, and seized several items in connection with that investigation.

No one has been arrested or charged and enquiries are ongoing.

Some elements of the media have reported that Essex Police has been contacted directly by the Home Secretary in relation to this investigation. At the time of writing, police insist this is categorically not true.

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Mick Ferris

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