Police investigate after hate leaflets distributed in Peterborough street

The racist flyer circulated in the Cromwell Road area of Peterborough
The racist flyer circulated in the Cromwell Road area of Peterborough

Police are investigating after hate leaflets were distributed in a Peterborough street last night (Thursday).

A reader reported to the Peterborough Telegraph that ‘hundreds of leaflets’ were thrown on the floor in Cromwell Road in the city. Police have said there investigations suggest the number was around 20.

The leaflets, printed on plain white paper, say ‘Asians and Muslims must leave this city or die - we don’t want you here.’

A Cambridgeshire police spokesman said: “We were made aware of the leaflets having been distributed yesterday evening in the Cromwell Road area of Peterborough.

“We have been engaging with the local community and making enquiries as to who is responsible for the incident.

“There are increased patrols in the area and we are carrying out further work with community leaders to allay fears and reassure residents.”

Anyone with information about the distribution of the leaflets is asked to contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.