Quote from National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) Lead for Gypsy / Roma / Traveller issues re. Wetherspoons case

Janette McCormick, National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) Lead for Gypsy / Roma / Traveller issues …

The prejudice against Gypsies and Travellers is sadly endemic in society and is often fuelled by stereotypes in the media. People subjected to hate-related incidents all too often put up with such behaviour and accept it as the norm but the Traveller Movement and others – including the police – have taken a stand in this case and have won the argument. Hopefully this shows those subjected to discrimination – and from a policing perspective, those subjected to hate crime – that they don’t need to tolerate this and that we are here for you.

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