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Police increase armed patrols across region after London tube bombing

The public are being urged to remain calm and alert as the UK terror threat is raised from 'severe to critical' meaning an attack may be imminent.

Parsons Green tube station in London Credit: APTN

Extra armed police patrols will be at key locations across the region over the weekend in light of the Parsons Green attack in London on Friday September 15.

Library pictures Credit: Press Association

There is currently an increased police presence in London as a result of this incident and this position is being replicated across the Humberside area. This remains under constant review in line with the ongoing investigation.

The tragic events in London and Manchester in recent months remind us that an attack can occur at any time or place and without warning.

We’d like to reassure anyone attending any events in our area this weekend that we have reviewed our policing operations and all events will go ahead as planned.

Members of the public are encouraged to go about their normal business and as usual are asked to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity, behaviour or concerns to police.

If you have any concerns or see anything suspicious I would urge you to report it immediately to the Confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789321. In an emergency always dial 999.”

– Ass Chief Constable Steve Green

British Transport Police, have said more officers than usual will be patrolling at stations as well as on trains across the country.

Assistant Chief Constable Alun Thomas, head of Specialist Operations at British Transport Police said officer have been given 'specialist training in counter terrorism policing. He added " the day to day policing role is keenly focussed on keeping passengers and staff as safe as possible. Over the coming days, we'll be keeping a close eye to keep you safe, as well as making sure the nation's railways keep functioning as usual.'

The confidential national police hotline is 0800 789 321 or call 999 in an emergency.