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Patrols upped after Woolwich

Kent Police says it is providing a visible presence in communities across Kent to ensure that people across the county are safe, following the incident in Woolwich, South East London.

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"No direct threat" - Kent Police

Kent Police say that although there is no intelligence to suggest any direct threat to anyone living in the county, it has deployed additional resources across the region to provide a presence in potentially vulnerable communities.

Assistant Chief Constable Gary Beautridge said: "We are working with local communities and partners whilst the Metropolitan Police investigate the full circumstances around this incident.

"We are providing high visibility policing in areas across Kent and would appeal for people to stay calm and work with us to ensure the safety of everyone in our county."

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