Cheshire Police statement following a search executed in Chester Date published: 29th May 2017 3.58am

Officers from Cheshire Police and Counter Terrorism Policing North West have in the early hours of this morning (Monday, 29 May) searched an address in Chester.

This morning’s search is part of the on-going investigation following the attack at Manchester Arena on Monday, 22 May. Officers would like to reassure local communities that there is currently no direct threat to the public of Cheshire and there are extra officers on the streets to provide visible reassurance.

Detective Superintendent Aaron Duggan, Head of Crime at Cheshire Constabulary, said: “This morning’s activity will understandably cause concern within the local community and I want to reassure residents that as part of the on-going investigation there will be an increased police presence in the area. Officers will be visible in Chester over the next few days providing reassurance and if any members of the community have any concerns then I would encourage you to speak to local officers.

“We will continue to work closely with our communities by carrying out patrols over the coming weeks and addressing any concerns they may have.

“I want to urge local communities to stay alert, but not alarmed, be extra vigilant and to report any suspicious behaviour to the Anti-Terror hotline on 0800 789321 or in an emergency call 999.”