Lincolnshire

Lincolnshire Police: ‘No change’ to operations in the county after London terror attack

Lincolnshire Police said there will be no immediate changes to policing operations in the county following the terror attack in London on Saturday night.

The current UK threat level remain at ‘Severe’ after seven people were killed and 48 injured in the attacks on London Bridge and in Borough Market.

Armed police patrolled the streets of Lincoln and Skegness among other places in the county for several days after the Manchester Arena suicide bomb attack on May 22 when 23 people were killed after an Arianna Grande pop concert.

This time, however, the armed police patrols have not been brought back yet in Lincolnshire.

Prime Minister Theresa May said the general election on June 8 “will go ahead as planned” in a statement in Downing Street on Sunday morning.

National party leaders have agreed to pause campaigning on Sunday, while local campaigning is expected to continue today.

The Lincoln Debate programme organised by The Lincolnite and BBC Radio Lincolnshire will go ahead on Monday, June 5, from 7pm at Lincoln Drill Hall.

In a statement released on Sunday afternoon, Lincolnshire Police said:

“The Metropolitan Police Service is dealing with a terrorist attack in South London on Saturday evening that has left seven people dead and many injured.

“Our thoughts are with everyone affected by these terrible events, including a colleague from British Transport Police, who was hurt while helping others.

“We are monitoring the situation nationally but there is no change to policing in Lincolnshire at this time.

“However, we continue to ask people to be alert and to report suspicious activity to the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321 or 999 in an emergency.”