Police in call for racial abuse to be reported

Essex Police has responded to the disgraceful racial abuse aimed at England players Marcus Rashford, Jaden Sancho and Bukayo Saka after the Euro 2020 final on Sunday.

Superintendent Richard Melton, force lead for Hate Crime, Hostility and Anti-Social Behaviour, said: “Although the result wasn’t what we hoped for, it’s absolutely no excuse for the appalling behaviour we have seen reported across the country

“We would like to remind our residents that racial abuse of any kind in Essex is not acceptable and will be investigate.

“Everyone has the right to live, work and socialise in Essex without fear of abuse.

“If you have suffered racial abuse or if you have witnessed racial abuse, please report it. We will always take it seriously and we will investigate it.

“If you do not want to report your experiences directly to us, or you do not want to give your details, you can also go to: www.report-it.org.uk to do so.”

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Mick Ferris

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