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Police and outreach workers team up at Rikers Café

PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:45 pm
by Gino
Police and outreach workers team up at Rikers Café, Hogs Back

West Surrey Police's Lesbian and Gay Liaison Officer (LAGLO) will be teaming up with the NHS gay outreach worker and his colleagues this week to publicise their work and highlight a new anonymous hate crime reporting facility on the Surrey Police website ( http://www.surrey.police.uk ).

The team will be at Rikers Café on the Hogs Back layby (west bound on the A31) on Thursday 26 February between 9-12pm – look out for the gazebo and follow the smell of tea and coffee.

The NHS outreach worker's, have worked with Surrey Police in many capacities and on numerous incidents will be on hand to chat to men at the site and will be encouraging them to approach police officers if they have any issues.

Neighbourhood Sergeant for Ripley, Simon Berger said: “This event is very much a partnership evening and we hope those who visit the site will come and chat to Ian and other officers over a cup of coffee. We want to encourage the reporting of hate crime and we hope that these events will build more trust and confidence amongst the cruising community. Surrey Police has always treated any form of hate crime as a serious offence and it's something we will not tolerate . “