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Anchor House Director meets MPS Commissioner

7th May 2013

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Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, MET Commissioner with Keith Fernett, Director of Anchor House

As part of an on-going conversation with London’s faith communities, the London Metropolitan Police Service Commissioner, Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, visited the East London Mosque and London Muslim Centre last week on Thursday 30th April. The event was attended by over 40 faith and community leaders, including Dr Muhammad Abdul Bari, Chairman of the East London Mosque Trust and Anchor House Patron and his special guest Keith Fernett, Director of Anchor House.

The discussion covered a wide range of topics including how London is policed, stop and search statistics, the recruitment of ethnic minorities to the police force and how the Safer Neighbours teams will work. Sir Bernard made a positive commitment to work with London’s faith organisations, which he said were a vital connection to local communities.

Speaking about the evening, Anchor House Director Keith Fernett said, “I was very honoured by the invitation to be part of this important dialogue. Anchor House has a large number of Muslim residents and it’s heartening to hear a warm and respectful discussion on ways to improve relations between the police and the wider community.”

View Keith Fernett's video blog about the evening here.

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