Extra police patrols in Peterborough following Manchester attack

Police at the scene of the attack in Manchester last night
Police at the scene of the attack in Manchester last night

The Chief Constable of Cambridgeshire Police has said there will be extra patrols in Peterborough and around the county today following last night’s terror attack at Manchester Arena.

Chief Constable Alec Wood paid tribute to the victims of the attack and sought to reassure members of the public in Cambridgeshire.

He said: “Our hearts go out to the family and friends of those who have died or been injured in the horrific incident in Manchester and all those affected by this tragedy.

“Our thoughts are with our colleagues at Greater Manchester Police and all of the emergency services responding to this incident.

“While there is no specific intelligence suggesting an imminent threat to Cambridgeshire we will continue to monitor the situation and have increased patrols in the county.

“We will continue to monitor the situation and take the usual sensible measure to protect the public.”

Greater Manchester Police have worked tirelessly throughout the night, along with the other emergency services, to help protect those affected by the incident and begin a full-scale investigation. The number killed in the attack currently stands at 22 with more than 50 others injured.

In Cambridgeshire, policing operations for crowded places are being reviewed and additional patrols will be carried out across the county.

A helpline has been set up by Greater Manchester Police for those concerned about loved ones who you may have in the area - please call the dedicated emergency number 0161 856 9400.

You can follow the latest news and updates from Manchester via @GMPolice on Twitter and Greater Manchester Police on Facebook.

For more information about reporting suspicious activity and remaining alert to the terror threat, visit https://act.campaign.gov.uk/.