Brexit violence breaks out at Milton Keynes PRIMARY school

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A “nasty” incident of bullying in a primary school and graffiti scrawled on a door have been the only examples of Brexit-inspired racism in Milton Keynes.

The Milton Keynes Equality Council has condemned both incidents - but is relieved the city has not experienced a bigger surge of hate crime.

“It’s two too many incidents prompted by the Brexit referendum. But compared to other areas, MK has been well-behaved,” said the equality council head Navrita Atwal.

“We have worked extremely hard over the years with police and other organisations to ensure Milton Keynes is a global village where people can live in harmony. This work has obviously paid off,” she added.

All local hate crime can be reported to 0300 1234 148.

This week city church leaders issued a joint statement urging people to stay united.

Citizens MK, MK Council of Faiths and MK Interfaith all called for city people to “cherish their differences.”