Derbyshire Chief Constable in reassurance message after London terror attacks

Derbyshire Chief Constable Mick Creedon.
Derbyshire Chief Constable Mick Creedon.
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Derbyshire's Chief Constable has reassured the county's residents that there is no threat to their safety following yesterday's terror attacks in London.

Chief Constable Mick Creedon said: “Although a terrorist could strike at anytime, anywhere, as we saw yesterday, there is nothing to suggest the city or county could be targeted.

“We have well-rehearsed, multi-agency plans to deal with the situation should anything happen.

“But communities can help prevent terrorism. We need you to remain vigilant and to help us identify potential terrorists before they act.

“There is nothing wrong with thinking differently from the norm but no-one should convert their thoughts into actions that harm.

“You should not be afraid to report your suspicions. If your concerns are unfounded you won’t be criticised by officers.

“We’d like to hear about anyone, from whatever walk of life, who has voiced thoughts that raise your suspicions that actions may follow. You may have heard things in a pub, club, shopping centre or place of worship that make you uneasy. If so please report it.

“The vast majority of people within the communities of Derbyshire are horrified by acts of violence and we all need to do whatever we can to keep the county safe.

“If you have information you can ring the anti-terrorist hotline 0800 789 123, the local police on 999 in an emergency, on 101 or call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.”