Chief Constable: ‘Terror risk in Hants low’

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Olivia Pinkney Chief Constable                          Pic:Hampshire Constabulary

Hampshire’s top police officer has issued a statement to reassure residents there is no immediate threat of terrorism in the county and that the force would be reviewing security procedures following the events at Westminster yesterday

In a statement released earlier Chief Constable Olivia Pinkney first expressed the sympathy of the constabulary to those affected by the  deadly attack.

“Our thoughts are with the families, friends and colleagues of those killed and seriously injured as a result of the events in London yesterday.

The Chief Constable went on to say:

“There is currently no specific intelligence to indicate an immediate threat to any locations within the UK, including Hampshire or the Isle of Wight.

“As is standard procedure whenever an incident like this happens, whether in the UK or abroad, we are reviewing our security procedures and resources to ensure that they are appropriate and if any changes need to be made.

“We understand that the events in London yesterday may cause people to worry but we would renew our advice to our communities to be alert but not to be alarmed.

“We would advise members of the public to remain vigilant and if you see anything that causes you concern or raises your suspicions do not hesitate to call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321, or 999 in an emergency.”