London Borough of Camden
5 Pancras Square


5 June 2017

Dear Community Leaders

It is with great sadness that I write to you again. Our thoughts are with everyone involved in last night’s terrible events at London Bridge and Borough Market. We are grateful for the bravery of our emergency services and for the work of the Metropolitan Police who are responding to Saturday’s attack.

In Camden we stand in solidarity with our fellow Londoners, and all visitors to our great city. This is a city made great by our open, strong communities and our spirit will not be defeated by these acts. An emergency number has been established for anyone who is concerned for loved ones. The Casualty Bureau number is 0800 0961 233.

For further updates or information please follow the Metropolitan Police on Twitter:

Residents are asked to stay calm but remain vigilant. You can also report anything suspicious to the police by calling 0800 789 321. If you feel in immediate danger please call 999.

If you are confronted by a potentially dangerous situation, the Police advise “Run, Hide, Tell”. RUN to a place of safety. This is a far better option than to surrender or negotiate. If there’s nowhere to go, then… HIDE. It’s better to hide than to confront. Remember to turn your phone to silent and turn off vibrate. Barricade yourself in if you can. Then finally and only when it is safe to do so…
TELL the police by calling 999.

Our message remains clear: hate crimes will not be tolerated and we must stand together to support everyone in our communities. Camden rejects all messages of hate based on people’s nationality or ethnicity.

If you have concerns about community tensions please contact us via 020 7974 4444 or by email

We encourage residents to report any type of hate crime that they witness or experience in the borough. Even if you are unsure what happened – the perpetrator may do it again. If anyone is in danger call 999. For non-emergencies, call the police on 101.

At this time we remind everyone to remain calm but alert. If you see anything that causes you concern, then report it immediately.

We will not allow these dreadful attacks to divide us or to undermine our freedoms.

Yours sincerely

Cllr Georgia Gould
Leader of Camden Council

Cllr Abdul Hai
Cabinet Member for Cohesion,
Equalities and Community Safety

Read the original letter here