23/05/2017 - Permalink

Message to our communities following incident in Manchester

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A message from Inspector Ed Hancox, Safer Neighbourhoods Inspector for Shrewsbury & surrounding areas, and Chairman of Team Shrewsbury

The thoughts of all who serve within West Mercia Police are with everyone affected by the events in Manchester overnight.

We feel it is important to emphasise that there is no specific intelligence relating to any threat to the communities in Shrewsbury and we regularly review our security measures to ensure we are doing all we can to keep you safe. We are reviewing security measures in place for events in Shrewsbury this coming weekend.

It is important that the police, partners and the public work together to combat terrorism. If you have any information about suspicious activity or behaviour you can report it in confidence by calling the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321 or by using the secure form at www.gov.uk/ACT.

In an emergency situation call 999. Please help spread this message by mouth and social media.

Please also note that there will be additional armed patrols across Shrewsbury commencing from today. You may have already noticed an increased presence in the town centre, which we hope is providing reassurance to the community and our partners.