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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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Kent police to continue high visibility patrols this weekend

Kent Police will continue to provide a high visibility presence and liaise with community groups across the county over the weekend following the incident in Woolwich on Wednesday.

Community Liaison Officers as well as neighbourhood teams have been in regular contact with community groups to keep them updated.

Officers will continue to patrol key locations both on foot and in vehicles over the course of the weekend.

We have good working relationships with a number of community groups all over the county and we are working with these, and are attending community events and places of worship regularly.I would again reiterate that there is no intelligence to suggest any direct threat to anyone in Kent. We will continue to patrol potentially vulnerable locations to ensure the safety of everyone in Kent.

– Assistant Chief Constable Gary Beautridge, Kent Police

I am liaising and attending meetings with Kent Police on a regular basis and I, in turn, have actively engaged with many representatives and leaders in the community to ensure that people know what is happening, why police are present around the county and how officers are working with us to ensure our safety.The feedback from people has been really positive, they are pleased with the police approach and their commitment to keep us all safe.’

– Barry Coppock, Chair of the Strategic Independent Advisory Group

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