Leicestershire Police force to fly rainbow flag

Rainbow flag The event celebrates the lives and achievements of LGBT people

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Leicestershire Police are due to fly rainbow flags to mark Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender (LGBT) History Month, for the first time.

Assistant Chief Constable Steph Morgan said it was a symbol of the force's commitment to the LGBT community and its work in creating a fair society.

The flag will be flown at the entrance to the force's headquarters at St Johns, Enderby, Leicestershire.

The county council and city council will fly the flags until 8 February.

Nick Rushton, leader of Leicestershire County Council, said: "It is about remembering the contribution of [LGBT] people and celebrating the diversity of our city and county."

The national event celebrates the lives and achievements of LGBT people.

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