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   National threat level increased - public safety remains our priority    24 May, 2017

Cumbria Constabulary's Assistant Chief Constable Sean Robinson said: “As many will be aware the national threat level has now been increased to critical, and we are working closely with our colleagues across the country to do everything possible to protect the public.

“Public safety, as always, remains our priority in Cumbria and therefore people will see an increased police presence throughout the county.

“This increased presence will include the deployment of unarmed and armed police officers. We would ask people who see armed police officers not to be alarmed by this; they are there to provide visible reassurance.

“I can assure the public that Cumbria Constabulary is working with forces and other agencies across the country to ensure we are all informed of the current intelligence picture as it develops.

“We are also working with event organisers to ensure robust systems are in place for the policing of upcoming events to prioritise the safety of attendees.

“We would ask the people of Cumbria to go about their business as normal today whilst exercising increased vigilance. The public should remain calm and alert, and report any suspicious activity to police on 101 or the Anti-Terrorist Hotline 0800 789 321.  Always dial 999 in an emergency.

“Our thoughts remain with the people affected by the events in Manchester. We will continue to work with our partners and the public to unite against those who seek to create fear and intimidation.”

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