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Tara helps police thwart sticker racist

25 May 2021

One of our housing officers has played a huge role in helping the police bring an offender to justice in Brixham, Devon.

Tara Millichamp-Reynolds spotted the man, who is in his 70s, placing racist stickers around the town on a number of occasions last year.

She reported him to Devon and Cornwall Police and even joined them in their car to follow and identify him.

The offender was fined at Newton Abbot Magistrates Court after being convicted of racially aggravated harassment, alarm and distress in relation to attaching offensive stickers to a bus stop and lamppost in Brixham on New Year’s Eve 2020. 

Brixham had suffered a concerted campaign of racial stickers during the national lockdown.

Tara said: “When I saw what was on the stickers I was disgusted and immediately reported it to the police. I am pleased that by working with the authorities we have been able to bring about a successful outcome.”

Brixham Neighbourhood Sergeant Ed Thomas added: “Devon & Cornwall Police do not and will not tolerate hate crime in any form. Targeting someone through hostility or prejudice because of who they are is unacceptable. All forms of prejudice and discrimination must not be tolerated within our society.”