Police reassure residents as national terror threat is raised
and Somerset Police has reassured residents that there is "no
known terrorism threat to the South West" despite raised concerns
UK terror threat has been increased to 'critical' following Friday's
terror incident on a tube train at London's Parsons Green station,
which injured 29 people.
Police have issued a statement, saying: "The threat level of
international terrorism in the UK has been raised to critical following
the terrorism incident in London."
rise in the national threat level, which means another attack may
be imminent, follows the incident at Parsons Green London Underground
personnel will be drafted in to protect national infrastructure
sites, allowing additional armed police officers to carry out patrols
and support the wider UK response."
"Communities across the UK can expect to see more officers,
both armed and unarmed, on patrol by foot and in vehicles over the
weekend. In particular, they will be patrolling at crowded places,
iconic sites, transport hubs and ports."
like to stress that theres currently no known threat to the
South West and it is unlikely members of the public will see military
on the streets of Avon and Somerset, although the situation is being
kept under constant review."
message is clear: please remain alert but dont be alarmed.
The increase in the number of officers on duty is designed to provide
a highly visible and reassuring presence. Well do this for
as long as necessary."
have well-established and well-rehearsed plans in place to deal
with attacks of this nature and these are tested regularly with
partners to ensure were as ready as we possibly can be. Well
always do everything possible to keep people safe."
urge the public to remain vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour
or activity to us on 101 or via the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800
789 321. In an emergency the public should always call 999."