Warwickshire Police urge vigilance but not alarm following London Bridge terror attack - The Leamington Observer

Warwickshire Police urge vigilance but not alarm following London Bridge terror attack

Ian Hughes 4th Jun, 2017   0

WARWICKSHIRE Police are urging residents to remain vigilant but not alarmed in the wake of the London Bridge terror attack.

Seven people were killed and 48 injured, many of them stabbed, after a confirmed terrorist attack in the capital on Saturday night.

Dep Ch Con Karen Manners of Warwickshire Police said: “Following last night’s tragic events in London our thoughts are with the victims and their families.

“The threat level to the country remains at ‘severe’. This means that our policing response and advice to communities will remain the same as last week when the threat level returned to ‘severe’ after being heightened to ‘critical’ in the aftermath of the incident at Manchester Arena on May 22.

“There is no intelligence to suggest there is any specific threat to the communities in the Warwickshire or West Mercia policing areas.

“We continue to urge people to be vigilant but not alarmed. Report any suspicious behaviour or activity to the anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321. In an emergency you should always call 999.

“High-visibility patrols were increased in response to the Manchester Arena incident and this will continue to be the case in the immediate aftermath of last night’s incident in London. We will continue to review the situation and ensure an appropriate policing response remains in place.

“We will also continue to monitor tension and concerns in our communities.

“I would like to take this opportunity to thank our communities for their ongoing support and vigilance at what is an extremely challenging time for everyone.”

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