Police have unveiled a new Pride car in a move intended as a gesture of solidarity with the Norfolk’s LGBT community.
The vehicle will be seen at a variety of community events in a renewed effort to support and advise people concerned about hate crimes.
Norfolk Police’s deputy chief constable Charlie Hall said: “It signifies our continued commitment in supporting our diverse communities.
“This sends out a clear message that hate crime will not be tolerated in Norfolk and I’d like to encourage any victims of a hate crime to contact the police.”
Benjamin Gotts, of the Norfolk & Suffolk LGBT+ Police Network, said: “It’s a very exciting time for our organisations.
“Being supported by your employer and being encouraged to step out of the shadows and be yourself is hugely reassuring.
“We’re all better people, and more productive employees, when we can be true to ourselves.
“The car has already proved to be a great talking point and we look forward to meeting communities across the region soon.”
The car has been unveiled this week ahead of the Norwich Pride parade this weekend, which the force is taking part in.