Thursday, May 21, 2009
London Police Round Up 100 For Homophobic Hate Crimes
London's Metropolitan Police Service has carried out raids across London to crack down on domestic, homophobic, transphobic, race and other forms of hate crime – and over 100 people have been arrested.
Police focused on offenders who were known to them or who had evaded arrest in the past.
The police crackdown codenamed 'Operation Athena' was carried out to mark Sunday's International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia.
"We retain a relentless commitment to tackling all forms of domestic violence, homophobic, transphobic and other forms of hate crime, whilst continually improving our services to victims and potential victims," explained Acting Detective Superintendent Gerry Campbell.
"Violence in any form is unacceptable. We will continue to proactively identify, arrest and seek the prosecution of violent people."