Kent Police urge public to be ‘vigilant’ but carry on normal routines following London terrorist attacks

Armed police in Ramsgate Photo Malcolm Kirkaldie

Kent Police has made a statement urging people to stay vigilant but to go about their day to day business as normal.

The statement follows the terror attacks in London Bridge and Borough Market last night that have left seven people dead and 48 injured, many with ‘life threatening injuries’.

Police  responded to the attacks within eight minutes and the three suspects were shot dead.

Chief Superintendent Andrea Bishop, of Kent Police, said: ‘Kent Police’s top priority remains public safety and the force is continuing to protect and serve the people of Kent.

‘There is nothing to suggest there is a specific threat to Kent and at this time our thoughts are with all those tragically affected by the events in London.

‘All calls to Kent Police are assessed, as is usual, based on threat, harm, risk and vulnerability and will continue to be resourced and responded to on this basis.

‘Members of the public are urged to carry on their normal business and routines but we ask them to remain vigilant and let us know if they see anything that causes them concern by dialling 999 immediately.’

Ministry of Defence Police officers  are supporting Kent Police  as patrols have been stepped up across the county, and country.

Highly-visible firearms officers are already patrolling key locations in Kent, including Thanet.

Anyone who witnesses anything suspicious should report it to the Anti Terrorist Hotline 0800 789 321.