Keighley MP Kris Hopkins addressed attendees at the Shah Jalal Mosque before last week’s Friday prayers.
Joined by Inspector Khalid Khan from West Yorkshire Police, Mr Hopkins spoke about his drugs campaign and the importance of full community involvement to make it a success.
The Keighley MP commented:
“Since the launch of the campaign last month, I have had many more organisations and community groups coming forward to take the initiative and find out how they can become involved.
“The invitation to speak at the Shah Jalal Mosque, from Fulzar Ahmed, was very welcome and provided an excellent opportunity to talk about what we are doing and answer questions.”
The campaign, running with the support of Crimestoppers, is encouraging people to report crime and to make a positive real difference to the area.
Residents have the assurance of complete anonymity, reporting incidents through the Crimestoppers helpline.
Mr Hopkins added:
“After speaking in the mosque, I received many positive words of support for the campaign. It is this community collaboration that will ensure a successful outcome.”
Anyone wishing to find out how they can get involved with the campaign should go to www.krishopkins.co.uk.