Candlelit Vigil Held In Harlow After Man Murdered

31 August 2016, 15:22

A candlelit vigil is being held in Harlow this evening, to show support and unity after a Polish man was killed there over the weekend.

Police in Essex continue to investigate whether the attack on two Polish men, in The Stow area on Saturday night, was a hate crime.

Scarlett Hellard, campaigner and organiser for 'Stand up to Racism' in Harlow, told Heart "We are coming together to say that we as a town are not willing to bury our heads - the hate and the violence that inspired this attack had a real cause and the only way we are going to beat that cause is through unity."

Six teenagers arrested have been released on bail.

A dispersal order's been put in place around the area where the 40 year old, who's been named locally as Arkadiusz Jozwik, was killed.

MP for Harlow Robert Halfon has today condemned the murder saying 'We need to be a kind and decent nation, and we shouldn't allow people who come from the sewers to exploit divisions to carry out, if it is, any racist attacks."

People have been laying flowers on the site where it happened.

The Polish Ambassador, who has visited the town today said it's time for people to "co-operate".

The vigil is being held at 7:30pm in The Stow.

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