Westminster Police statement on Brussels Attacks

Headline Date 22-03-2016

Following the tragic events in Brussels earlier today, Westminster Police wish to reassure our local communities.

As a precaution, forces across the UK have increased policing presence at key locations, including transport hubs, to protect the public and provide reassurance. This is not in relation to any specific information or intelligence.

Across London, the Metropolitan Police Service has mobilised additional officers, who will carry out highly visible patrols at key locations around the Capital including the transport network.

The threat to the UK from international terrorism has not changed. It currently remains at severe as it has been since August 2014, meaning an attack is highly likely.

Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley, the national lead for Counter Terrorism Policing, added “Our thoughts are with the people of Brussels following this morning’s horrific attacks. We are in close liaison with the Belgium authorities and will continue to monitor the situation”.

Westminster Police urge the public and businesses to be alert but not alarmed, and report anything suspicious to the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321. In an emergency always call 999.

Any feedback regarding community concerns or tensions should be emailed to CWMailbox-.GPC@met.pnn.police.uk  or brought to the attention of your local Safer Neighbourhood Team – Find Your Team

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