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National Hate Crime Awareness Week – Hate Crime appeal

The City of London Police are proud to support National Hate Crime Awareness Week, an initiative that aims to bring people together to stand with those affected by hate crime.

During this week of action, Detectives from the City of London Police are asking the general public to help identify two men they are looking to speak to in connection with a hate crime incident in Aldgate.   

Can you help?

On Wednesday 16 August 2017, two men were captured on CCTV approaching the public sign board of Bevis Marks Synagogue and affixing a poster that contained a quote relating to Nazi Anti-Semitic propaganda. Further to this, they also affixed a yellow-coloured Star of David.

The two men then ran away from the scene of the crime in the direction of Bishopsgate.

Officers are keen to speak to anybody who recognises the men in the images.

Police Constable Adam Bond, who is leading the investigation, said:

“Any form of hate crime is not acceptable and will not be tolerated by the City of London Police.

“We are committed to tackling this sort of crime and want people to feel they can go about their daily business in the City, no matter who they are, without fear of violence or threat.

"If you recognise these men, please get in touch.”

Alison Rosen, Executive Director of The S&P Sephardi Community who act as the administrative arm of the Synagogue, has also asked those who may have information to come forward:

“This incident is a very serious concern for our regular members and visitors and we would be grateful if anyone can identify the culprits.”

If you can help the investigation, please contact the City of London Police by calling 0207 601 2999. Alternatively, you can make an anonymous call to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Get involved in NHCAW

National Hate Crime Awareness Week (NHCAW) is organised by 17-24-30 in partnership with Stop Hate UK. It takes place between the second to third Saturday in October each year and helps empower communities to report hate crime and work together to stop it.

This year #NHCAW was launched at St Paul’s Cathedral and was dedicated to the memory of Jo Cox MP and the victims of the attacks in Manchester, Westminster Bridge, London Bridge and the Finsbury Park Mosque.

On Thursday 19 October, the City of London Corporation will be hosting a Multi-Faith Network event to encourage people to come together as one and celebrate their differences in order to build a safer and stronger City. The event will feature a speech from City of London Police Commissioner Ian Dyson.

For information on NHCAW, please visit If you’ve been a victim of hate crime in the City please visit our website for reporting advice and support services. 

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