Message from Northumbria Police following London June 3 terrorist attack
Posted 06th June 2017
We are closely following the terrible events that took place in London last night (Saturday 3 June) during which police say six people were killed in an attack using a van and knives in the London Bridge and Borough Market areas of the city.
• The Met Police have confirmed that three men believed to be responsible for the attack have been killed. Police in the capital are treating the incident as a terror attack and the Prime Minister will chair a meeting of COBRA this morning.
• At this stage the national threat level currently remains at 'severe' and we must reiterate that there is nothing at this time to suggest any specific threat to our communities here in Northumbria.
• We have had armed patrols taking place across our region since last year and these patrols will continue. This will include patrols being conducted in high footfall areas such as the city centres and around our transport hubs.
• There will be an increased policing presence in the city in order to reassure members of the public concerned about security in our force area.
• We ask the public to remain calm following this most recent incident but we also encourage them to continue to be vigilant in consequence of last night's tragic events.
• The public can report any suspicious activity to the police by calling the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321 or visiting gov.uk/ACT. If any member of the public has concerns they can also let us know by calling 101.