Black Lives Matter flag set alight in Hove – incident treated as hate crime

A Black Lives Matter flag hanging outside a property in Hove has been set alight, in what police are treating as a hate crime incident.

Thursday, 15th July 2021, 12:52 pm
Police news

Officers were called to Lansdowne Street in Hove on Tuesday (July 13) to reports of criminal damage outside a flat.

Police said: “A resident reported a Black Lives Matter (BLM) flag that had been hanging on their outside wall had been set alight, causing damage to both the flag and the wall.

“The incident is believed to have happened between 11.30pm on Monday (July 12) and 7am the following morning.

“It is being treated as a hate crime.”

Anybody who witnessed the incident, or has any information which could help with the investigation, is asked to contact police online or by calling 101, quoting number 0396 of 13/07.