We are all aware of the tragic events that took place in Paris on the evening of Friday 13th November 2015, where simultaneous attacks around the city resulted in multiple fatalities. The attacks were a coordinated, large scale, terrorist attack involving multiple terrorists.
Although the national threat level is at ‘severe,’ which means that an attack is highly likely, it has been at that level for some time, and importantly, at the current time, there is nothing to suggest the attacks in Paris currently represent a direct threat to the UK. Furthermore, there is nothing to indicate that particular venues or events in the UK are more at risk following the attacks in Paris.
The police are reviewing security at public events to keep everyone safe. There will be an increased police presence and, when appropriate, this will include extra, highly visible, patrolling armed officers. Ticket holders to events are advised to plan their journey in advance and arrive early as there may be additional entry searches. The Police will also be working closely with colleagues from British Transport Police who will have a presence throughout the transport network. If you see anything suspicious or that causes you concern please tell a police officer, or member of security staff.
There are strong relationships in our communities with local police officers and there will be high visibility police patrols at certain key locations to reassure communities. Police officers are continuing to work closely with partners, communities and businesses to offer reassurance and advice.
We are being asked to be ‘alert and not alarmed’, to be vigilant, and if you see or hear anything suspicious, please contact the police on 999 if an immediate response is required or 101 with information. Another contact is the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline 0800 789 321.
Page updated on: 03/05/2016