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Public reassurance and increased policing across Warwickshire Police

Statement issued by ACC Martin Evans

"As you will be aware the UK threat level has been increased to critical and Operation Temperer, the deployment of military personnel alongside and in support of firearms officers, has been initiated and now been in operation for more than 24 hours.

"Across Warwickshire we are committed to doing everything possible to protect our communities from harm. The role Warwickshire Police has within the communities we serve is vital at the best of times, but never more so than now. For the next few days our communities will see and feel an enhanced level of visible policing in key locations to help provide them with the additional reassurance they need.

"We are reviewing a number of forthcoming public events that are due to take place in the county and will be ensuring that we provide the right level of visible policing and community reassurance at these.

"As a result of the national activation of Operation Temperer, and as other forces, we have now also been provided with some additional armed officers to support our efforts to provide increased policing and security presence within Warwickshire.

"We are advising the public to remain vigilant, to be alert and not alarmed and to report any suspicious behaviour or activity on 0800 789 321 or in an emergency always call 999. For further information about reporting suspicious behaviour visit https://act.campaign.gov.uk/ and we would be grateful if you could share this important message as widely as possible.

"Communities defeat terrorism, which is why we must maintain the strong relationship between the public and police. We depend on information from the public, so you can be our eyes and ears, in our efforts to keep us all safe.

"For more information please log onto www.warwickshire.police.uk or follow us on Twitter @warkspolice

"Thank you for your ongoing support and help."

 

Issued: 4.48pm, Thursday 25 May, Corporate Communications

Published 25/05/17