Police deny they are investigating “spate” of attacks on Eastern Europeans in Wisbech
POLICE have denied reports of a spate of attacks on Eastern European men in Wisbech – insisting only three such incidents have been reported in the last seven months.
A BBC Look East report - broadcast this lunchtime and published on its website - claimed that police are investigating a spate of attacks on Eastern Europeans and states there have been “at least 10 in recent months”.
But police have quashed any suggestion that they are investigating a “spate” of these incidents in the town, where migrants make up about a third of the population.
A spokesman said that since June last year, police had received just three reports of assaults on Eastern Europeans in Wisbech Park and surrounding areas.
The spokesman said: “We have only had those three attacks on Eastern Europeans reported to us in the last seven months. If there are more we would encourage people to come forward.
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“We are certainly not investigating a spate of attacks on Eastern Europeans or otherwise. Obviously, if there are incidents people need to report them to us.”
In the BBC’s report, Home Affairs Correspondent Sally Chidzoy claimed that “Wisbech is divided, not only by its river, but by the general lack of understanding and contact between all nationalities.
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“It leads to conflict, fear and the perception of danger.”