How appalling it is that NHS staff in Colchester Hospital are being subjected to racism and homophobic abuse (Gazette, Page 1, "The most racist place in the UK").

Patients refusing to be treated by black staff defies belief.

Evidence exists this type of hatred is on the rise and is obviously emboldened by Brexit's flawed logic.

It is a shameful picture of Essex, with bigots on the rise, and decency on the ebb.

Collin Rossini

Main Road, Dovercourt