Police overwhelmed by support after bombing says chief - The Evesham Observer

Police overwhelmed by support after bombing says chief

Evesham Editorial 1st Jun, 2017   0

ASSISTANT Chief Constable for West Mercia Police Martin Evans has thanked county residents for their support over the last week as policing in Worcestershire returns to ‘business as usual’.

The UK threat level was downgraded from critical to severe and members of the armed forces were withdrawn from the streets at midnight on Monday.

But despite the downgrading, force chiefs have vowed not be be complacent and continue to work to keep Vale residents safe.

“In what has been a harrowing week for so many our thoughts have strongly remained with those that lost their lives and were injured in Monday’s cowardly attack at the Manchester Arena,” Mr Evans said.

“In the face of such an atrocity it has been heart-warming to see communities across the entire country come together in support of each other.

“We have been overwhelmed by the positive response our officers received in the counties we serve as we increased our patrols for public reassurance in the last week.

“We have had numerous occasions where people have gone out of their way to say thank you to our officers for their commitment and dedication to keeping our communities safe.

“It has been great seeing so many people out enjoying the bank holiday weekend and the many events that have taken place and, from the feedback we have received, we are pleased that our policing plan has helped them feel confident and safe to do this,” he added.

Anyone can report suspicious behaviour or activity to the anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321 or in an emergency call 999.

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