BTP shows Pride in Liverpool event

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BTP shows Pride in Liverpool event

British Transport Police is calling on its officers to show Pride as they take to Liverpool’s rail network this weekend.

Officers will be out and about across the city to ensure anyone using the rail network to enjoy the Pride celebrations can do so safely.

This is the fourth year of Pride festivities in Merseyside and BTP is determined to make the railway a safe and friendly environment for the thousands of people set to head to Liverpool for the event.

Inspector Dave Rams, BTP’s North West independent Advisory Group chair, said: “Pride is a great event which really shows just how diverse and multicultural Liverpool is.

“We have policed Pride every year and have yet to see any issues reported to us in relation to the festival. We want this to continue in 2013 and we’ll be at stations and on trains across the city to make sure everyone can have a good time without fear of crime or anti-social behaviour.”

Insp Rams added: “Liverpool has a proud history of multiculturalism and the was the people of Merseyside have embraced Pride shows this to its full.

“This coming weekend represents another opportunity for Liverpool to further enhance its reputation and I call on anyone using the rail network to stay on the right side of the law.

“Pride is a time of celebration and we will take an extremely dim view of anyone who seeks to disrupt this through criminal or anti-social behaviour.

“We have developed extremely close links with the LGBT communities in and around Liverpool and we will do everything in our power to ensure these same communities – and other festival goers – can enjoy Pride without falling foul of homophobic abuse or other forms of hate incidents.”

If you witness any anti-social or criminal behaviour on the rail network this weekend – or at any time – please call British Transport Police on 0800 40 50 40 or send a text to BTP at 61016.



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