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Senior officers meet with faith leaders

News   •   Mar 23, 2017 18:54 GMT

This afternoon, the Metropolitan Police Service hosted a meeting of faith leaders at New Scotland Yard.

Commander Mak Chishty, Head of Community Engagement, said: “This afternoon, Acting Commissioner Craig Mackey, Acting Deputy Commissioner Mark Rowley, and myself met with Home Secretary Amber Rudd, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan, and around 20 faith leaders to discuss how we can all work together as Londoners against the discord, distrust and fear that terrorists seek to create.

“We discussed how many people are feeling shocked, vulnerable and worried about what has happened; but we all agreed that our strength as a city is our ability to stand together at such terrible times.

“We, as police, are continuing to reach out and engage with all communities across London to help reassure them and encourage them to contact us if they have any information about this incident or other incidents of concern. But also to tell the police about any adverse response from this incident such as the perpetration of hate crime.

“We stand together with all people and communities against shocking acts such as the one which occurred yesterday; and we will not let terrorism break those bonds that make London one of the most diverse and inclusive cities in the world.”