United Kingdom police probe Brexit posters demanding apartment block residents only speak English

Cheryl Sanders
February 4, 2020

"As quickly as we grew to become conscious of this incident, we reported it to Norfolk Police and they're investigating".

On Sunday, about 50 people met at the block to say it was a "multicultural building and everybody was welcome".

A poster titled "Happy Brexit Day" which was pinned on doors of a tower block and told residents to only speak English is being treated as a racially aggravated public order offence by police.

"We are now our very own nation once more and also the the Queens English [sic] is the talked tongue below".

British police are investigating posters that were placed in an apartment building over the weekend which warned residents that its unnamed author would not tolerate languages other than English being spoken in the building.


The message, which has since been shared on social media, read: 'As we finally have our great country back we feel there is one rule to that needs to be made clear to Winchester Tower residents.

It went on: "It's a simple choice obey the rule of the majority or leave", adding: "You won't have long till our Government will implement rules that will put British first".

Norfolk's chief of constabulary Simon Bailey said there is "no place in society for hatred and intolerance" and "nobody should have to face intimidation because of who they are".

Norwich City Council posted on Twitter on Saturday: "You may have seen a photo of a poster that has appeared in one of our properties". Norwich is the most tolerant, accepting, loving city I have ever lived in or visited. This photo does not in any way represent our county or city.

In a statement, the police said: "Those posters kept by residents have since been seized for forensic inquiries and we will be working with the council to examine any available CCTV. A racist, bigoted minority will NEVER be tolerated & NEVER prevail". We remain committed to helping people feel safe and secure as they go about their lives'.


"Norwich has a proud history of being a welcoming city, and, rest assured, we will not tolerate behaviour of this kind", stated Robson, in a message likewise posted on Twitter by the regional authority.

Mike Stonard, a cupboard member on Norwich Metropolis Council, instructed the Japanese Day by day Press: "I completely condemn this abhorrent poster".

Clive Lewis has called on the government to ensure the laws against hate speech are fully enforced after a racist poster was put up in a Norwich tower block.

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"We take this very severely and encourage residents to contact us or the police if they've any considerations".

"Many individuals voted for Brexit for a variety of various causes, nevertheless I'm positive not a lot of them will condone this type of factor".


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