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Gloucestershire Constabulary - Message for partners



We are responding to the national situation following the threat level being raised to critical. This means the experts have assessed the situation and they believe that not only that an attack remains highly likely but a further attack may be imminent.

Operation Temperer – the mobilisation plan for military support to the police service following a major terrorist attack - has been initiated. Military personnel can be deployed alongside the police at nominated sites nationally to provide additional protective security. This does not mean we will see military personnel deployed to the streets of Gloucestershire. Nationally, any military personnel under this mobilisation will be under the command and control of the police service.

The public would expect the police to do everything possible to prevent further attacks and keep them safe. As such, nationally we are flexing our resources to increase police presence at key sites, such as transport and other crowded places and we are reviewing key events over the coming weeks.

Locally, we are making the necessary arrangements to ensure people living, working and visiting Gloucestershire are safe. For operational reasons we can’t share the details of this, but please be assured we are drawing on all the necessary resources to allow our officers to do their job and keep you safe. In terms of local events over the Bank Holiday, we are reviewing them and working with organisers to ensure everyone’s safety.

Terrorists want to create discord, distrust and to create fear. We are asking the public to be alert but not alarmed. People should go about their daily business as usual. However, we depend on information from the public, who can be our eyes and ears, in our efforts to keep us all safe. If you are concerned, please dial 999 immediately or you can call the anti-terror hotline 0800 789321.



If you are concerned, please dial 999 immediately or you can call the anti-terror hotline 0800 789321.

If you are worried about someone you believe to have been involved in the incident in Manchester, please call 0161 856 9400

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