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Racist hatred in Abbots Langley

 Published on: 30th May 2019   |   By: News Bulletin   |   Category: Uncategorized

Stickers from an anonymous white supremacist group have been spotted in Abbots Langley. 

The far-right group, known as the ‘Hundred Handers’ are an online group using social media platforms to promote racist and political messages by posting stickers in public spaces. 

Some of the stickers read ‘Anarcho-tyranny in Britain’ and ‘Reject White Guilt’. 

Abbots Langley Parish Councillor, Liz Burns, who brought this to the attention of AbbotsNews said the news was very “concerning”.

She said: “I was just shocked to see these stickers in our little area – no one has reported any more sightings to me yet. I do think it is concerning – we need squash this out of our village.”

Hundred Handers takes its name from Greek mythology, three children of Titans, Uranus and Gaea. Each one had one hundred hands, fifty heads and possessed superhuman strength.

Stickers have been appearing in at least four locations in Abbots Langley on metal fences, gates and lampposts. 

One confirmed location is a road sign on the roundabout with High Street and Tibbs Hill Road. Stickers are marked with “What is the Kalergi Plan?”, “Import the third world to become the third world” and “Maori: On NZ for 700 years Natives. British: On GB for 1,500 years ‘Nation of Immigrants’”.

Resident Chris Whatley-Smith said: “Its first I’ve heard of it. The police should deal with the crime appropriately – it’s disgusted.”

Richard Harrington, MP for Abbots Langley has said there is no place of hate crime like this. 

He said: “I am disgusted by the littering of these stickers throughout the peaceful village of Abbots Langley. Hateful messaging like this has no place in Watford or the UK.”

The parish council told AbbotsNews they would remove any sightings of racist, defamatory or graffiti drawings on its property.

This is not the first time the stickers have appeared in the village. Hertfordshire Constabulary confirmed to AbbotsNews two stickers had been previously removed.

A spokesperson for the force said: “Police in Abbots Langley have received a report that a number of racially aggravated stickers were found on a bus stop in the town, as well as outside the library, on April 28.

“A member of the public had removed them before officers were able to attend however enquiries are being carried out as to the origin of the stickers.

“If you have any information that could assist the investigation, please contact police quoting reference 41/39704/19.

“You can report information online at herts.police.uk/report, speak to an operator via online web chat here herts.police.uk/contact or call the non-emergency number 101.”

Three Rivers District Council commented: “Tackling hate crime and extremism is a priority area of work for the Three Rivers Community Safety Partnership.

“We work with partners to raise awareness, talk to local groups about the types of hate crime and inform people of how to report. We value the information provided by residents to either the Police or Three Rivers District Council on hate crime.

“This can mean being the victim of an incident or crime, witnessing hate crime or seeing offensive posters, leaflets or stickers in your local area.

“You can report this in confidence either to Police on 101, herts.police.uk/report or contact Three Rivers District Council on 01923 776611.”

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