“I would like to pay tribute to the work of the ‘1 7-24-30 No to Hate Crime Campaign’. Over the past five years the campaign has successfully raised awareness of the human impact of hate crime on victim’s families and wider communities. While the tragic crime perpetrated against Ian Baynham was both shocking and senseless, it is also thankfully rare in London.
I am proud to be the Mayor of London, a city unique in its diversity. My Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) is committed to tackling hate crime and making London the safest city in the world for everyone regardless of their identity.
While London is known around the world as a place where people can be who they want to be, history has taught us as Londoners that we cannot be complacent. Our communities must work together to understand difference, promote tolerance, and tackle the root causes of hate crime.”
Mayor of London