Humberside Police have confirmed there will be an increased police presence in northern parts of Lincolnshire to “minimise the risk of a terrorist attack occurring” following the dreadful terrorist attack in London.
In a statement by Assistant Chief Constable Andy McDyer, he said that although there is no information to suggest an imminent threat to the region, the force will now look to review deployment of their officers.
As a result, the public will see an enhanced policing presence in order to help keep communities safe.
Assistant Chief Constable Andy McDyer said: “Our deepest sympathies go out to all those affected by the tragic events in Westminster, to the family of PC Keith Palmer and those who lost their lives.
“The safety of the public remains our top priority and I want to reassure the people of Hull, East Riding and Northern Lincolnshire that we are reviewing all security in light of yesterday’s incident.
“There is no specific information suggesting an imminent threat to our area at this time and there has been no change to the current threat level for international terrorism in the UK which remains at severe meaning ‘an attack is highly likely’.
“We are reviewing the deployment of our officers and taking all possible steps to keep people safe and to minimise the risk of a terrorist attack occurring.”
The assistant chief constable also said that officers will be working with security and intelligence services around the UK.
He added: “Above all, we urge people to be alert but not alarmed – we hope that the increased police presence across the area reassures the public that the police service and our partners are doing everything we can to help protect the security of our citizens, public institutions, critical national infrastructure and businesses.”
“Run, Hide, Tell”
The assistant chief constable has also issued guidance to residents in case of a terrorist attack in the area:
He said: “Should anyone have any concerns or see anything suspicious I would urge them to report it immediately to the Confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789321. In an emergency always dial 999.”
- First ‘Run’ to a place of safety. This is a far better option than trying to surrender or negotiate.
- If there is nowhere to run then ‘hide’. It is better to hide than confront.
- Remember to turn your phone to silent and turn off vibrate.
- Barricade yourself in if you can.
- Then finally, and only when it is safe to do so, ‘tell’ by calling police on 999.