A project aimed at tackling hate in Lincolnshire has joined the Home Office and has condemned two shootings in America in recent days.

The Building Stronger Britain Together (BSBT) project, Let’s Talk (About Hate) which is being run in Boston, East Lindsey and South Holland, alongside 330 other projects nationally, is aimed at tackling hate and far right extremism in our communities.

A spokesman for BSBT said: “We have all seen the terrible news over the weekend about the attack that targeted shoppers in El Paso, Texas and the shooting outside a bar in Dayton, Ohio.  It is devastating news and we all stand in solidarity with the victims, their families and all those affected by the events.”

The shootings have also been condemned by a number of high-profile UK politicians, including Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who commented on Twitter: “I’m deeply saddened by the shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. Our hearts go out to the victims and all those affected by these appalling acts of violence”.

Home Secretary Priti Patel meanwhile also tweeted: “I am deeply saddened by the senseless shootings in Texas and Ohio. My thoughts are with all those caught up in this horrific act of violence. We stand with you”.

The BSBT team also urged everyone to help tackle hatred in all its forms by reporting it through the usual channels. 

 Please report any incidents to the police – call 999 in an emergency or 101 for a non-emergency.  

You can also report online through the dedicated police hate crime reporting site True Vision, or via a third party reporting centre such as Stop Hate UK or Tell Mama.