Posted: Thu 23rd Mar 2017

Police reassurance for communities in North Wales following events in London on Wednesday

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Thursday, Mar 23rd, 2017

North Wales Police are reassuring local communities and advising extra vigilance following the terrorist attack in Westminster yesterday.

Additional ‘High Vis’ patrols and a Policing presence will be evident although North Wales Police are reiterating the additional security is not based on any new or emerging intelligence.

Temporary Chief Constable Gareth Pritchard said

“Following yesterday’s terrible events in Westminster our thoughts are very much with all those who have been affected and I’d like to pay tribute to the professionalism and bravery of all the emergency services who responded and indeed those members of the public who provided comfort and support to those injured.

It is prudent in the immediate aftermath of such an horrific event to provide our communities with a visible reassurance and so additional uniformed officers will be out on patrol. I must emphasise however there is no specific threat towards north Wales.”

“We are in regular contact with the Metropolitan Police Service and Welsh Extremist and Counter Terrorism Unit (WECTU) and will continue to monitor the situation.

We have a range of contingency plans in place if required but none of these have been activated. We stand together with our communities and our advice is to remain alert but not alarmed and if you see anything suspicious call 999 immediately.”

The security threat level nationally remains unchanged at Severe meaning an attack is highly likely. As ever the public are urged to remain alert and not alarmed.

Everyone is advised to be vigilant and to report any concerns to the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321. In an emergency, always dial 999.

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