Residents advised to be vigilant after Manchester terror attack
It has been well publicised that the threat level has been changed to critical following on from the Manchester Arena incident, meaning a further attack could be imminent.
This is a national level and not specific to any particular part of the country so while 'daily business' continues in Lincolnshire we must ensure we take heed of national security advice.
In the very rare event you are caught up in any kind of weapons attack, please remember to follow the Run, Hide, Tell advice. Be vigilant and alert but not alarmed; act on your instincts and if someone or something seems suspicious or out of place then report it via 101 or 999 in an emergency, or via the Anti-Terrorist hotline 0800 789 321. The emergency services would rather receive information that came to nothing than hear about it too late to act.
There are a number of events coming up in various parts of the county and police and partners are working with organisers to make sure those events are as safe and secure as possible.
Lincolnshire Police Chief Constable Bill Skelly has advised that residents of Lincolnshire can expect to see more officers on the street, some of whom will be armed, and more routine checks and patrols will be taking place. Those officers are there for people to talk to - do approach them if you have any questions or concerns.
At the moment there will not be soldiers on our streets. Military capability is there if needed in accordance with a well-considered plan.
Please use the following resources for more information:
A webpage with advice for victims and those affected by the attack has gone live on gov.uk: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/manchester-attack-may-2017-support-for-people-affected
The latest guidance on recognising the terrorist threat and remaining vigilant can be accessed via www.nactso.gov.uk
We advise the public to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious behaviour or activity on 0800 789 321 or in an emergency the public should always call 999. For further information about reporting suspicious behaviour visit https://act.campaign.gov.uk/. If you get caught up in the rare event of a weapons attack we urge you to follow the Run, Hide, Tell advice.