Westminster terror attack: ‘No threat’ to Warwickshire, say police

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Warwickshire Police emphasised there is no specific intelligence suggesting any threat to the county after the terror attack in London yesterday (Wednesday, March 22).

Four people were killed as a knifeman in a car drove into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge before fatally stabbing a police officer guarding the Houses of Parliament.

Police paid tribute to PC Keith Palmer who died after stopping the attacker getting any further and urged people to remain vigilant.

“The thoughts of all who serve within Warwickshire Police are with everyone affected by the events in London yesterday afternoon,” a police spokesman said.

“This is a stark reminder that the people who serve within the emergency services risk their lives in order to protect the public and we pass our sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of PC Keith Palmer.

“We feel it is important to emphasise that there is no specific intelligence relating to any threat to the communities that we serve and we regularly review our security measures to ensure we are doing all we can to keep you safe.

“It is important that the police and the public work together to combat terrorism.

“If you have any information about suspicious activity or behaviour you can report it in confidence by calling the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321 or by using the secure form at www.gov.uk/ACT. In an emergency situation call 999.”

Rugby Police Station’s flag is at half mast out of respect to the murdered police officer.