MANCHESTER TERROR ATTACK: Public safety remains our top priority, say police

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Following the tragic events that unfolded in Manchester yesterday, Humberside Police's Assistant Chief Constable Andy McDyer has issued the following statement.

"Our deepest sympathies go out to all those affected by the tragic events in Manchester.

“At this stage we are not aware of any casualties from this area.

“I want to reassure the people of Hull, East Riding, North and North East Lincolnshire that their safety remains our top priority, including the security of events planned over the coming weeks, and of course the Radio 1 Big Weekend on Saturday and Sunday.

“There is no information suggesting an imminent threat to our area at this time. We are taking all possible steps to keep people safe and to minimise the risk of a terrorist attack occurring in our force area.

“The public will see an enhanced policing presence, including armed police, across Humberside as the UK police, together with security and intelligence services, work around the clock to keep communities safe.

“Acts of terrorism attempt to create distrust and fear in communities. It is important that our communities stand together during difficult times.

“It is also important that we all continue to remain vigilant, but also to go about our daily lives. We would ask people to be alert and report any suspicious activity to police on the Anti-Terrorist Hotline 0800 789321 or dialling 999

"The easy-to-remember national guidance of Run, Hide, Tell, explains what people should do if they are confronted by terrorists.

"First 'Run' to a place of safety. This is a far better option than trying to surrender or negotiate. If there is nowhere to run then 'hide'. It is better to hide than confront. Remember to turn your phone to silent and turn off vibrate. Barricade yourself in if you can. Then finally, and only when it is safe to do so, 'tell' by calling police on 999".

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