Pride flags are being stolen in Hamilton

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Published June 7, 2023 at 2:05 pm

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Pride flags are being stolen across Hamilton.

Reports indicate flags have been taken at four schools in the Mountain area and two more at local residences.

Hamilton police have launched an investigation. They are unclear if the incidents are connected.

“Hate crime in Hamilton is not acceptable. Left unchecked, hate crime can have a far-reaching impact on communities,” the department said in a released statement.

Those with information about the incidents can contact Det. Sgt. Ben Licop of the Division Three Criminal Investigation Branch at 905-546-3851.

To provide information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or submit your anonymous tips at http://www.crimestoppershamilton.com

Hate crimes can be reported at www.hamiltonpolice.on.ca, or 905-546-4925. People can also drop by any police Station.

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