HAMPSHIRE’S police and crime commissioner (PCC) has reached out to those in need, amid the conflict in the Middle East.

Chair of the Association of Police and Crime Commissioners (APCC) and Hampshire and Isle of Wight PCC, Donna Jones, visited 10 Downing Street, on Thursday, October 12, for a roundtable meeting about the war in Israel and its impact on Jewish and Muslim communities in Britain.

PCC Donna Jones said: “I attended a meeting chaired by the Prime Minister, Home Secretary, Suella Braverman, the Communities Secretary Michael Gove and national police leaders to discuss the ongoing conflict in Israel and Palestine.

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Hampshire Chronicle: PCC Donna Jones, Home Secretary Suella Braverman, Prime Minister Rishi SunakPCC Donna Jones, Home Secretary Suella Braverman, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak (Image: Hampshire PCC)

“Ensuring that all protests taking place are policed correctly, is essential.

“Hate crimes won't be tolerated and those supporting terrorist organisations should expect to be arrested.

“As commissioner here in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight, it is my responsibility to make sure those in fear of crime have access to support.

“I have written to faith leaders, local authorities and MPs to ensure communities, constituents and congregations have access to the Victim Care Service.

“It is important at this time for police and crime commissioners to collectively extend a helping hand and provide the necessary support to those in need.”