Police safety message following Manchester attack

Release Date: 23 May 2017

Message from Parm Sandhu, Police Borough Commander for Richmond upon Thames:

Following last night’s terrorist attack in Manchester, the Metropolitan Police is stepping up patrols on the streets of London to protect our communities in the capital and our borough.

Over the next few days people will see increased numbers of officers on duty - both armed and unarmed. This is to provide a highly visible and reassuring presence across London, the additional patrols will continue for the time being.

Richmond upon Thames Police are reviewing the preparations for upcoming events in light of this attack and are working closely with partners in order to protect and reassure those who attend these events.

Investigations by Greater Manchester Police and the North West Counter-Terrorism Unit are continuing and colleagues in The Met will be doing all they can to support them in this work.

Anyone with information about last night’s attack, or who wants to report any suspicious activity is being urged to call 0800 789 321 or 999 if urgent.

Notes for editors

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Reference: P227/17

Updated: 31 May 2017