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North Yorkshire Police Steps Up Patrols After Woolwich Attack


3:24pm 23rd May 2013

North Yorkshire Police say they are stepping patrols around military bases in the county with the possibility officers from the force could be brought into the national policing effort.

Assistant Chief Constable Iain Spittal, of North Yorkshire Police, said: "The incident that occurred in London is truly shocking and our sympathy and thoughts are with victim's family, friends and colleagues at this terrible time."

"The policing response to this incident is being co-ordinated nationally and North Yorkshire Police will play its part, if required.

"North Yorkshire Police officers and PCSOs are undertaking high visibility patrols to provide extra reassurance to military personnel, their families and the wider local community.

"There is no indication of a specific threat in our area, but people can be assured that North Yorkshire Police will remain vigilant.

"I urge residents to keep calm and not to engage in any speculation.

"As ever, our advice is to report any suspicious behaviour to North Yorkshire Police on 101. Dial 999 if it is an emergency."

The confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline is 0800 789 321.

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