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UK threat level reduced - statement from Warwickshire Police

Statement from Assistant Chief Constable Martin Evans. "Prime Minister Theresa May has announced today (Saturday 27 May) that the UK threat level has been reduced to severe.

"We put additional local policing resources in place across the county for reassurance and we have taken the decision that this will continue throughout the bank holiday weekend. It has been heart warming to see how our officers, staff and the community have continued to work together so positively following the tragic events at the beginning of the week.

"Equally, the additional armed officers you may have seen at iconic locations, transport hubs and events, following the national activation of Operation Temperer, will remain in place throughout the bank holiday weekend providing additional reassurance.

"The UK Threat Level had been at severe since August 2014 until this week when it was increased following the horrific attack at the Manchester arena. This means that an attack is highly likely. Therefore we continue to urge our communities to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious behaviour or activity on 0800 789 321. In an emergency you should always call 999."

Issued: 4:30pm, Saturday 27 May 2017, Alexa Neville Corporate Communications

Published 27/05/17