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Terror threat drops but people are reminded to be vigilant

Posted on 27th May 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced today that the threat from international terrorism in the UK has reduced from critical to severe.

This means that an attack is no longer considered to be imminent. In Derbyshire, we are continuing to work with local authorities and event organisers to review security arrangements at large-scale public events.

Deputy Chief Constable Peter Goodman said: “Our message is, as it has been all week, that we want people to go about their business as normal and enjoy events like concerts and festivals.

“You will have seen more officers on the streets of Derbyshire this week to offer reassurance and you will most likely experience tighter security arrangements at events you attend.

“The threat level has now been reduced to severe, which means an attack is highly likely, and we would ask people to remain vigilant as always and report any suspicious people, packages or vehicles.”

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/.

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