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LGBTQ+ rainbow flag cut up in hate crime incident during Pride month at Leiston's Valley Road allotments




A rainbow flag celebrating LGBTQ+ communities has been damaged in a Suffolk town in what police are treating as a hate crime during Pride month.

Officers are appealing for witnesses after the flag was removed from a flag pole and cut, before being replaced on the pole - which was also damaged - during the incident in Leiston.

It happened some time between 8pm on Saturday and 7am on Sunday at the allotments on Valley Road.

A LGBTQ+ flag marking Pride month (Stock photo)
A LGBTQ+ flag marking Pride month (Stock photo)

Pride month is marked during June internationally, with celebrations of LGBTQ+ communities held around the world and the rainbow flag a symbol of Pride.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Halesworth Police on 101 quoting reference 31522/21.

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