Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd signs the pledge to fight hate crime. Dozens of Greater Manchester’s faith and community leaders stood together against hatred as they signed a new statement pledging their commitment to encouraging strong, diverse communities. This comes after a rise in hate crime following the EU referendum result. www.gmpcc.org
Brighton also has a drugs problem: there was an average of almost one drug-related death every week – 50 in total – in 2009, and last year around 35 deaths were attributed to drugs. Brighton is the drug death capital of the UK, with the highest mortality rate from drugs per capitahere were also 1,140 people in treatment – of whom 383 were new, while 144 of them left the service drug free.
Greater Manchester Police has marked Holocaust Memorial Day today by bringing faith leaders from across the region together to pay tribute to those who lost their lives. Chief Constable Ian Hopkins and Police and Crime Commissioner Tony Lloyd are joined by Tania Nelson from the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust, Elinor Chohan from Remembering Srebrenica and Rabbi Daniel Walker. www.gmp.police.uk