Kent Police release statement as terror threat level is raised to critical

Armed police in Ramsgate Photo Malcolm Kirkaldie

Kent Police have urged people to carry on their normal business but to be vigilant in the light of the terror attack at Parsons Green yesterday (September 15).

An explosion at Parsons Green underground station injured passengers and led to a “major incident” being declared.

The national terror threat level has been raised to critical.

Kent Police has issued a statement to say the force’s top priority remains public safety and continuing to protect and serve the people of Kent.

Chief Supt Mark Nottage said: “There is nothing to suggest there is a specific threat to Kent at this time and our thoughts are with all those 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.

“There are additional patrols, both armed and unarmed, across Kent which will remain for as long as we believe is necessary. Members of the public are urged to carry on their normal business and routines but we ask them to remain vigilant.

“These events are rare. Should anyone ever find themselves in an incident like this our advice is to run to a place of safety, hide and then call us on 999 when it is safe to do so.”

 

If you see anything suspicious you can also contact the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.

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