Humberside Police are investigating a number of malicious emails sent to several media outlets and local high profile public servants.
Police investigations will also cover damage to the flagpole which carried the Pride rainbow flag on the Bridlington police station, which was raised in support of Hull Pride and damaged on Saturday (28th July 2018).
Police say that The rainbow flags were due to be taken down from their buildings today and they have no plans to replace the one at Bridlington.
Detective Chief Inspector Matthew Peach said, “We are treating these malicious emails as a hate crime. Everyone has the right to be safe and secure and to live free from fear or harassment. Hate incidents or crimes are based on ignorance, prejudice, discrimination and hate and have no place in our society.”
Officers would appeal for anyone with information that would help with our enquiries to call them on 101.
For the first time in Humberside Police’s history, rainbow flags synonymous with the LGBTQ community are being flown from our flag poles at police stations.
The flags were raised at the same time on Wednesday 18 July 2018 at the following eight stations:
Priory Road HQ, Hull
Clough Road, Hull
Courtland Road, Hull