Chief Constable Craig Guildford alongside a memorial plaque as Nottinghamshire Police stand in honour of Holocaust Memorial Day. Image credit insert left: Nottinghamshire Police

Nottinghamshire Police honours those who died in Auschwitz to mark Holocaust Memorial Day today (January 27).

A memorial plaque has been placed in the grounds of the force’s headquarters in Sherwood Lodge Dr, Arnold, alongside a lantern of lit candles to mark the millions who lost their lives.

Chief Constable Craig Guilford has paid his respects on this anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

Mr Guildford said: “We remember all those who died during the Holocaust, the millions of other people killed under Nazi persecution alongside the millions of others killed in the genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

“It is so important that not only the force but members of the public honour the memory of those who died in these atrocities by making sure we continue to challenge prejudice and hatred in all its forms.”

The Nottinghamshire Police forces have been invited to take part in ‘Light the Darkness’ by the Holocaust Memorial Trust, alongside other UK households to light a candle in their front windows.

This will mark a stand against hatred and prejudice, as well as remember the millions of lives that were lost.

For more information on how you can be involved in ‘Light the Darkness’, you can find out here.