Khan to tackle hate crime on public transport

London Mayor Sadiq Khan will tackle hate crimes on London’s buses

London mayor Sadiq Khan has pledged to work with the capital’s police forces to tackle hate crime on London’s transport network.

There has been a rise in reports of racist or xenophobic abuse in London since the EU referendum, and Mr Khan is urging people in the city to stand together in support of a campaign that targets all crime of this nature on public transport.

He says: “I am proud of the incredible diversity of our city and nowhere is this more evident than on our buses and trains. I will not tolerate hate crimes of any form anywhere in London.”

Transport for London funds over 3,000 police and police community support officers dedicated to policing London’s transport network.