Police step up armed patrols

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MORE armed police are on the streets of Warwickshire, a senior county police officer has said.

Martin Evans, assistant chief constable of Warwickshire Police, said the force was also reviewing public events that are due to take place in the wake of the Manchester terror attack on Monday.

In a statement this afternoon, Thursday, Mr Evans said: “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 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.

The role Warwickshire Police has within the communities we serve is vital at the best of times, but never more so than now.

Assistant chief constable of Warwickshire Police, Martin Evans.

“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 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.

“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.

“Thank you for your ongoing support and help.”

  • 1jamessmith1

    It would be a lot cheaper just to reschedule the event/s to a time when all of these shenanagins have gone, rather than pay for extra security. If you wait long enough the perpatrators will find some thing else to do

    • RJH

      If you think these threats will be gone any time soon (or in the next 2 decades), you are sadly mistaken.

      • 1jamessmith1

        rjh why do you believe that the threats are here to stay? Armed police out side of London is quite recent. why have climate change to finish people when terrorism can do it quicker?