THERE are concerns that Thurrock may lose its hate crime officers.
Members of a number of police pressure groups have made their concerns known to YT, so we asked Essex Police for a specific statement regarding the future of hate crime officers.
A spokesperson said: “A review is underway into the Essex Police response to public protection and how that is delivered.
“We are in consultation with staff and no decisions have been made at this time”.
If they do decide to shelve the hate crime officers then this will come as a blow to those fighting racism in Thurrock.
Last week, anti-racism organisation TRUST closed its doors.