Poland’s embassy in London has said it is “shocked and deeply appalled” at reports of alleged xenophobic abuse directed at Polish communities in the UK following the EU membership referendum.
The embassy said it is in contact with relevant institutions and police are investigating cases in Hammersmith, west London and Huntingdon in Cambridgeshire.
But the embassy also added a positive note, thanking members of the British public who have shown solidarity with Poles living in Britain. From the statement:
We are shocked and deeply concerned by the recent incidents of xenophobic abuse directed against the Polish community and other UK residents of migrant heritage.
At the same time, we would like to thank for all the messages of support and solidarity with the Polish community expressed by the British public.
We call on all Polish nationals who fall victim of xenophobic abuse and on all witnesses to report such incidents to local authorities.