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Residents reminded to remain vigilant as we move in to the weekend

AS we head into the weekend across Staffordshire, Police want to remind residents to stay alert and vigilant, a week on from the terror attacks in London.

While there is no specific intelligence of any threat in Staffordshire, it is imperative our communities stay alert and report any suspicious activity to Police.

There are, and will continue to be more officers on the streets, in town centres, crowded places and those areas of significance.

Police say that you do not need to be alarmed by this, these measures are in place across the country to provide reassurance to communities in light of the recent attacks.

Assistant Chief Constable Nick Adderley said: “The last few weeks have been a very testing time for policing and worrying for many of our communities. However I am immensely proud of the work our officers have done in neighbourhoods to keep people safe and reassured.

“In Staffordshire we will continue to work with our partners and stakeholders to promote community engagement and an inclusive society on all levels. Developing positive role models is essential. We have a huge part to play in this and are a key enabler in making much of this happen.

“You will continue to see more police officers and Police Community Support Officers on our streets, they are there to keep you safe. If you see them please engage with them and raise any concerns that you may have.

“We have been overwhelmed with support from the general public, hearing your stories and seeing your pictures. Please keep them coming in and remember, if you see or hear anything that you think could be terrorist-related, trust your instinct no matter how small, then ACT and call 999.”


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