Police attend Ely Pride to show support for LGBT diversity

Ely Pride saw police officers attend and offer advice against hate crime. Photo: Policing East Cambs

Ely Pride saw police officers attend and offer advice against hate crime. Photo: Policing East Cambs - Credit: Archant

It was an historic day for Ely as Pride was celebrated across the city and officers from Cambridgeshire Constabulary were on hand to show their support and emphasis the importance of putting a stop to hate crime.

Ely Pride saw police officers attend and offer advice against hate crime. Photo: Policing East Cambs

Ely Pride saw police officers attend and offer advice against hate crime. Photo: Policing East Cambs - Credit: Archant

The event, which saw more than 2,000 people attend, was a huge success - with perfect weather, music and refreshments enjoyed by all.

Officers, staff and cadets attended to show their support for LGBT diversity in the region.

Cambridgeshire Constabulary attended with a police gazebo, and a marked police vehicle in LGBT livery.

Sergeant Phil Priestley said: “It was a wonderful event that went off in a local spirit of community and inclusiveness.

Ely Pride saw police officers attend and offer advice against hate crime. Photo: Policing East Cambs

Ely Pride saw police officers attend and offer advice against hate crime. Photo: Policing East Cambs - Credit: Archant


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“There was live music and cold beer (not for the officers!) - which is a great combination - and we took the opportunity to speak to people about the need to report hate crime.

“Hate crime against the LGBT community remains an issue - both locally and nationally - and we are encouraging people to have faith in our service and get in touch to report their experiences.”

You can report hate crime of any type online by visiting True Vision at www.report-it.org.uk

Ely Pride saw police officers attend and offer advice against hate crime. Photo: Policing East Cambs

Ely Pride saw police officers attend and offer advice against hate crime. Photo: Policing East Cambs - Credit: Archant

Ely Pride saw police officers attend and offer advice against hate crime. Photo: Policing East Cambs

Ely Pride saw police officers attend and offer advice against hate crime. Photo: Policing East Cambs - Credit: Archant

Cambridgeshire Police turned out to support Ely's first Pride event PHOTO: Courtesy of Pride in Ely

Cambridgeshire Police turned out to support Ely's first Pride event PHOTO: Courtesy of Pride in Ely 2018 - Credit: Archant

Cambridgeshire Police turned out to support Ely's first Pride event PHOTO: Courtesy of Pride in Ely

Cambridgeshire Police turned out to support Ely's first Pride event PHOTO: Courtesy of Pride in Ely 2018 - Credit: Archant

Cambridgeshire Police turned out to support Ely's first Pride event PHOTO: Courtesy of Pride in Ely

Cambridgeshire Police turned out to support Ely's first Pride event PHOTO: Courtesy of Pride in Ely 2018 - Credit: Archant

Cambridgeshire Police turned out to support Ely's first Pride event PHOTO: Courtesy of Pride in Ely

Cambridgeshire Police turned out to support Ely's first Pride event PHOTO: Courtesy of Pride in Ely 2018 - Credit: Archant

Cambridgeshire Police turned out to support Ely's first Pride event PHOTO: Courtesy of Pride in Ely

Cambridgeshire Police turned out to support Ely's first Pride event PHOTO: Courtesy of Pride in Ely 2018 - Credit: Archant

Cambridgeshire Police turned out to support Ely's first Pride event PHOTO: Courtesy of Pride in Ely

Cambridgeshire Police turned out to support Ely's first Pride event PHOTO: Courtesy of Pride in Ely 2018 - Credit: Archant

Cambridgeshire Police turned out to support Ely's first Pride event PHOTO: Courtesy of Pride in Ely

Cambridgeshire Police turned out to support Ely's first Pride event PHOTO: Courtesy of Pride in Ely 2018 - Credit: Archant

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