Police to investigate 'racially aggravated' offence after tense council meeting in Milton Keynes

Police have confirmed that they are investigating public order offences following a fiery town council meeting - one of which was 'racially aggravated'.

Thursday, 8th March 2018, 10:41 am
Updated Thursday, 8th March 2018, 11:44 am
The meeting took place at the methodist church on Queensway

Officers were called to a disturbance at the meeting, at Queensway Methodist Church in Bletchley, at 7.40pm on Tuesday.

It was reported to the force that a member of the public had barged into the meeting and there was a verbal altercation. The meeting was abandoned.

The Milton Keynes Neighbourhood Policing Team is carrying out an investigation into an alleged offence under the Public Meeting Act in relation to the disruption of the proceedings.

The team is also investigating a report of a racially aggravated public order offence, following an allegation that racist comments were made outside the building.

Inspector Michael Morland, of the Milton Keynes Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: "We will not tolerate hate crime within our communities. Reporting any information to us means we can take positive steps and help to prevent it from happening to someone else.

"If anyone witnessed the incidents on Tuesday evening and has not yet spoken to officers, please call the Thames Valley Police 24-hour inquiry centre on 101, quoting reference 43180069387."

If you have any information relating to this case, please call 101 quoting reference '43180069387', or contact Crimestoppers anonymously.