Press release

PM phone call with PM Szydlo of Poland: 9 September 2016

Theresa May spoke with Prime Minister Szydlo of Poland this afternoon expressing her regret at recent attacks on Polish citizens in the UK.

A Downing Street spokesperson said:

The Prime Minister called Prime Minister Szydło this afternoon to express her deep regret at recent attacks on Polish citizens in the UK. Prime Minister Szydlo thanked her for the continuing support of the British authorities and expressed her gratitude that the Home Secretary and Foreign Secretary had received their Polish counterparts in London this week to discuss the incidents.

The Prime Minister reiterated that hate crime has no place in UK society, highlighting the action that both the Government and the police are taking. She updated Prime Minister Szydlo on the UK’s new Hate Crime Action Plan and the UK hosted event at the 26 September OSCE meeting in Warsaw.