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Deputy PCC shows racism the red card

Merseyside / October 20

Merseyside's Deputy Police Commissioner will be wearing red today to show her support for a campaign to end racism.

Cllr Emily Spurrell is supporting educational charity Show Racism the Red Card’s annual awareness raising ‘Wear Red Day’.

The national day of action, which also falls during National Hate Crime Awareness Week, encourages schools, businesses and individuals to dress in red and donate £1 to help raise funds to deliver education in schools on the impact of racism within football and society as a whole.

Emily will join the Metro Mayor, Steve Rotheram, at an event hosted by the Merseytravel Travel Safe Team at their headquarters in Mann Island to promote a city region-wide determination to prevent racism and hate.

Emily said: “I’m proud to be wearing red today to show my support for this important campaign which is working to eliminate racism in Merseyside.

“Hate crime in all its forms is intolerable. It causes misery and suffering and we know that if incidents are not tackled at an early stage they can escalate into very serious crimes. Hate crime has no place in our society and campaigns like Wear it Red and National Hate Crime Awareness Week are vital in sending out a clear message that we will not tolerate it in our region.”