The terrible incidents in London overnight have shocked us all at Gloucestershire Constabulary and we send our deepest sympathies to the victims, their families and all those affected.
Our thoughts are also with our colleagues from both the Metropolitan Police and British Transport Police, including the officer who was injured, as well as staff from all the emergency services. Once again they responded with incredible professionalism and courage to protect the public.
Recent terrorist attacks will of course have made people anxious but terrorists attempt to disrupt our lives and create distrust and fear in communities so it’s important we all go on with our daily lives while remaining vigilant.
There is no information to suggest any direct threat to people in Gloucestershire so we do not want people to worry.
Following the Manchester attack we provided mutual aid assistance to our colleagues from Greater Manchester Police and we will once again offer any assistance we can to our colleagues in the Metropolitan Police.
In the meantime we ask people to be alert but not alarmed and to report any suspicious activity via the anti-terror hotline 0800 789321 or dial 999.