Pride events this summer

Pride events this summer

Published: Friday, 27 June
Updated: Friday, 22 August
Attending a Pride event this summer? Our officers will be handing out passenger advice on what to do if you experience or witness hate crime.

Pride

During the next few months there are a number of Pride events around the country. We want everyone to be able to use the rail network with freedom and confidence. Our officers will be placed at various stations and across busy routes, handing out passenger advice on what to do if you experience/witness hate crime.

Manchester Pride

Officers from the Manchester Neighbourhood Policing Team will be out and about during the annual Pride event on 22, 23 and 24 August.

The team will be providing a high profile presence at stations across the city, particularly Piccadilly and Victoria to ensure all festival goers can move about Manchester safely.

Inspector Dave Rams, said: “Pride is a hugely important event on Manchester’s calendar and our work throughout the festivals underlines BTP’s commitment to providing an excellent policing service to everyone who works in, lives in and visits the city.

“We have done a huge amount of work to develop links with the lesbian, gay, bi-sexual and trans-gender communities and Pride presents another opportunity to strengthen these links.

“In previous years the event has been a huge success and there have been few incidents of note. We are hoping for similar success this year, but we will be on hand to deal with any issues which arise.”

As well as the identified stations, BTP officers will be on hand throughout the weekend and will travel on certain trains to provide reassurance and deal with troublemakers.

Insp Rams added: “We will take an extremely dim view of anyone who steps out of line and we simply will not tolerate any criminal, antisocial or homophobic behaviour.

“Manchester is a city with a proud diverse tradition and Pride presents everyone with an opportunity to showcase this.

“We want everyone in the city to have a great weekend and we will do everything in our power to make sure this is the case.”

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If you do experience or witness hate crime when travelling on the train, tube or at rail stations, you can report it to us by texting full details to 61016 or calling 0800 40 50 40. In an emergency, always call 999.

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