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Thursday 23 March 2017, 1:17 PM

Following yesterday’s terrorist incident in London, Gloucestershire Constabulary has been working with police colleagues and partners to fully establish the situation in Gloucestershire and the potential threat to the people who live, work or visit here.

Chief Superintendent Jo Smallwood is leading the force’s response and says people shouldn’t worry:

“Firstly, I want to reassure anyone living, working or visiting Gloucestershire that the national threat level has not changed and we haven’t identified any threats in the county relating to the incident in London yesterday.

“However, we appreciate many people will be concerned by events and we are working with our partners to offer reassurance and support to ensure we all feel safe.  This includes monitoring any potential community tensions or any increase in reported hate crimes.  I ask if you are concerned about something that you contact us on 101 or via the 101@gloucestershire.police.uk email.”

Statement from the Chief Constable, Suzette Davenport

“Our thoughts and condolences are with the families and friends of those who lost their lives as a result of this attack, as well as those that have been affected by this tragic event.  Our thoughts are especially with the family of PC Keith Palmer who was killed in the line of duty.  His bravery resonates across the policing family.  We also would like to send our best wishes to those who were hurt yesterday and hope for their speedy recovery. 

"Officers and staff today observed a minute's silence and the flag at Police Headquarters is flying at half-mast as a sign of respect.”