IN light of events in the USA and on our own shores, Thurrock Black and Minority Ethnic Group has issued a statement.
A spokesperson said: “Thurrock BME stand together as one with the BME community in saying that we are profoundly saddened by the senseless killing of George Floyd and the persecution of black people across the world.
We send our love and support to the family of George Floyd and the countless others who have been brutally taken away too soon due to the colour of their skin.
We will continue to speak out against such atrocities and inequalities.
Our overall aim is to ensure there is equity of treatment, no matter the colour of your skin, your age or your disability –