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Warwickshire Police issue appeal over anti-Muslim letters

WARWICKSHIRE Police has appealed to anyone who receives a letter featuring anti-Muslim messages to get in touch.

Four MPs across the country were said to have received the letters earlier this week, while others have also reported to have had them on social media.

The force said it had not been contacted by anyone within the county who had had one, but urged anyone who had to come forward.

Chief Superintendent Alex Franklin-Smith of Warwickshire Police said the matter was being treated 'extremely seriously'.

"Tackling hate crime, no matter at whom it is targeted, is a priority for us and we seek to engage closely with members of those communities affected," he said.

"We know that on a national and local level hate crimes are underreported. We are committed to ensuring all victims - no matter what religion, culture, or ethnicity they identify with - have the confidence to come forward and report any incidents or crimes.

"Those who commit hate crimes target people simply because of who they are. Often, the victims of hate crime are some of the most vulnerable members of our society and the impact can have a serious impact on both the individual and the wider community.

"We guarantee we will carry out a thorough investigation into every reported hate crime. We will also ensure safeguarding is in place to look after victims.

"Hate crime in any form will not be tolerated by Warwickshire Police."

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