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"Business as normal" for region's commuters

Commuters from the South East headed to London saying it was business as usual - after the terror attacks around London Bridge on Saturday night.

And with just two days left before the election, politicians have resumed campaigning. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said he was backing calls for Theresa May to resign over police cuts. Phil Hornby reports.

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London attacks: Kent Police statement

Kent Police are urging members of the public to carry on as normal but to remain vigilant, following the terror attack in London.

‘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.’

– Chief Superintendent Andrea Bishop

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London terror attack: Surrey Police response

Surrey Police say people will see more high visibility patrols at key locations in the county following last night's terrorist attack in London.

They've released a statement asking members of the public to be vigilant:

“Many of us became aware of the news as it broke last night of the terror attacks in London.

“As details emerge about what happened, through this Met Police-led investigation, our thoughts are with victims and all of those involved, including those who bravely responded.

“People will see enhanced high visibility patrols at key locations across Surrey and Sussex as we continue to keep all policing under review to ensure the most appropriate security is in place to keep our communities safe.

“Policing in the UK continues to operate at a heightened state against the backdrop of a ‘severe’ threat level, which has been in place since 2014, and means that an attack is highly likely. This threat level applies to the whole of the UK and not any specific area.

“It is important for the public to work with us and remain vigilant as we tackle the on-going terrorist threat.

“Please report any suspicious activity using the anti-terrorist hotline number 0800 789 321 or 999 in an emergency.

"This is a time for us all to work closely together and unite against those who seek, through violence and extremism, to intimidate or cause fear."

– Assistant Chief Constable Steve Barry, Surrey Police

Prime Minister praises courage of Bournemouth MP, Tobias Ellwood

There have been calls for the Bournemouth East MP, Tobias Ellwood, to be honoured for what the Prime Minister described as his "extraordinary" bravery.

The Conservative MP and former soldier battled to try to save the life of PC Keith Palmer. It is not the first time Mr Ellwood's life has been touched by an atrocity. His brother, Jonathan, was killed in the 2002 Bali bombing.

Sally Simmonds reports.

TERROR ATTACK: Police name Kent born Khalid Masood

Police have named the man responsible for the terror attack in London as Khalid Masood.

Masood, 52, was born in Kent and detectives believe he was most recently living in the West Midlands.

The Met Police confirmed that he was not the subject of any current investigations and there was no prior intelligence about his intent to mount a terrorist attack.

He was, however, known to police and has a range of previous convictions for assaults, including GBH, possession of offensive weapons and public order offences.

His first conviction was in November 1983 for criminal damage and his last conviction was in December 2003 for possession of a knife.

He has not been convicted for any terrorism offences.

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