Despite the massive coverage given to convicted Latvian murderer Arnis Zalkalns by the press in connection with the ongoing investigation into the murder of teenager Alice Gross, the British public is not turning against Latvians in general, a senior UK diplomat says.
Iain Frew, the UK's Charge d'Affaires in Riga told LTV's Panorama evening news show that though emotions were running high over the killing of the 14-year-old, there was no evidence of a reaction against the thousands of Latvian immigrants living and working in the UK.
The hunt for Zalkalns continues in both the UK and Latvia.
Frew joined the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in 2005 and took up his position as head of the Latvia Mission as recently as in August 2014.
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