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Sellafield: Critical terror threat does not affect site

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A nuclear plant in west Cumbria will continue business as usual, despite the Government's decision to raise the terror threat to the highest level.

Sellafield Ltd employees have been asked to report for work as normal.

The national threat assessment has been raised to 'critical' following Monday’s terrorist attack in Manchester.

Sellafield Ltd says this does not change the security status of the Sellafield site.

We are in discussion with our regulator and other key stakeholders and the situation is being kept under constant review.

– Sellafield Ltd statement

WATCH: From Carlisle to Manchester, victims of terror attack remembered

In Carlisle, people came together this afternoon at a vigil in the city centre to remember those killed in the attack.

People of all faiths and none, stood together against terrorism.

But it's a defiance tinged with nervousness ahead of a summer of high profile concerts in Carlisle.

Lori Carnochan reports:


Cumbria Police have 'systems in place' to protect local events

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Cumbria Police say they have "robust systems in place" to police local events, after last night's terror attack in Manchester.

A number of high-profile concerts and events are taking place in Cumbria over the summer months, including a Little Mix concert.

The force has declined ITV Border's request for interviews, but has now released the following statement:

The thoughts of all officers and staff at Cumbria Constabulary are with all those affected by last night’s events in Manchester.

Our officers and staff will do all they can to support colleagues at Greater Manchester Police and assist with the investigation as and when required.

Public safety, as always, remains our priority. We will continue to work closely with our communities to help us make Cumbria a safe place to live, work and visit, and ask people to let us know if they have any suspicions.

We have robust systems in place for policing events and work with organisers to prioritise the safety of attendees.

There is no place for hate crime in our country, and in Cumbria, and it will not be tolerated.

– Assistant Chief Constable Sean Robinson

Cumbrian schoolchildren caught up in Manchester suicide bomb attack all home safe

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Cumbrian schoolchildren who were caught up in the suicide bomb attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester last night, have all returned home safely.

Four pupils from Queen Elizabeth Grammar school were at the Manchester arena at the time of the attack.

Ullswater Community College confirmed that 'some' of their pupils were there.

And six students from Keswick School who were there, returned home safely.

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