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Police patrols stepped up across County Durham

Durham Police say they have stepped up patrols across County Durham and Darlington after the UK threat level was raised to critical.

Durham Constabulary HQ Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Officers say there is nothing to suggest any specific threat to communities, and are asking people to 'remain calm, but alert'.

The force has also sent a number of officers to assist in Manchester.

We’ve stepped up patrols to provide a visible, reassuring presence. This will remain the case for as long as necessary.

We will continue to review public events due to take place in our area over the coming days.

Durham Constabulary have plans in place for situations like this and currently it is extremely unlikely that members of the public will see military staff on our streets.

If you see anything that causes you concern, then call the anti-terror hotline immediately on 0800 789 321. In an emergency dial 999.”

– Durham Constabulary


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