Statement from T/Assistant Chief Constable Nick Bailey following the attack in London Date published: 19th June 2017 2.49pm

Temporary Assistant Chief Constable Nick Bailey, of Cheshire Constabulary, said: “It is with sadness that another dreadful attack has taken place in London. Our thoughts are very much with all those affected by the tragic events.

“I want to reassure everyone across the county that you will continue to see a visible police presence with particular attention given to mosques. Officers will be working closely with local communities to ensure residents feel and are kept safe.

“We are aware that often following acts of terrorism incidents there can be an increase in hate crimes within our communities. There can never be any excuse for hate crime in any shape or form and more than ever in these uncertain times, we want those who are victims of hate crime to feel confident in the belief that we’ll take your reports seriously. We are here to protect you and make sure you get all the support you need.

“As is always the case in these instances, everyone is urged to remain vigilant - be alert not alarmed - and report any suspicious activity to the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321 or by dialing 999.”