8th April 2020

‘Remain vigilant’ say police following events in London

Avon and Somerset Police have asked residents to ‘remain vigilant’ following the events in London last night (Saturday).

Police have said ‘there is nothing at this stage to suggest an increased level of threat in the South West’.

Avon and Somerset Police have released the following statement:

“Firstly, our thoughts are with all those affected by the events in London last night.

Our hearts go out to all the families and friends who have lost loved ones in this callous attack.

The sustained threat of terrorism casts a shadow across all our communities and our priority is to reassure them that we’re doing everything we can to keep them safe.

There is currently no known specific threat to the South West but we have well-rehearsed multi-agency plans in place which are regularly tested and reviewed during exercises with blue light partners such as ambulance, health and fire to ensure we are prepared.

As a matter of course we constantly review and assesses our local security arrangements forevents and crowded places.

At times like these it’s more important than ever that we stand together as a community and unite against this kind of horrific attack.”