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Police visit migrant workers at Suffolk poultry firms

PUBLISHED: 09:32 24 February 2011

(l-r) Keith Welham (Census Area manager for South Norfolk, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk Coastal and Waveney), PCSO Steve Long and PC Jo Tattersall (Norfolk Constabulary Minority Ethnic Liaison Officer) at Crown Chicken Ltd in Weybread.

(l-r) Keith Welham (Census Area manager for South Norfolk, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk Coastal and Waveney), PCSO Steve Long and PC Jo Tattersall (Norfolk Constabulary Minority Ethnic Liaison Officer) at Crown Chicken Ltd in Weybread.

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Police community support officers paid a visit to two north Suffolk poultry firms to foster better relations with migrant workers in the area.

Officers from the Mid 
Suffolk North Safer Neighbourhood Team and Norfolk Police visited Crown Chicken in Weybread and Gressingham Foods Factory in Redgrave to talk to migrants at the two sites, which has a number of Polish, Lithuanian and Portuguese members of staff.

Information was handed out about the forthcoming census and advice was given on hate crime and how to report it.

Leaflets in a variety languages were also distributed on issues such as driving in the UK, health care, and local police contacts.

PCSO Nicolaas Kegge, who visited the Gressingham Foods Factory, said: “The visit went extremely well and I thank Norfolk Constabulary for helping us with this event.

“It was very useful to have an officer present who can speak another language.

“It is vital that everyone receives the same level of service and care from the police, so events like this are very important for building relations and engaging with people who might not otherwise attempt to communicate with the police.

“Due to the success of this event the team is hoping to set up a notice board at the factory where the team can regularly leave translated information for the workers on a variety of topics.”


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