Public message following the attack in Manchester

29 May 2017 16:50 PM

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On Saturday May 27, the Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced the threat level had been reduced from CRITICAL to SEVERE.

 Northumbria Police have worked tirelessly this past week with extra patrols, extended shifts and cancelled rest days; all to ensure the safety of our communities.

 We could not have done this without the great support from the public and our partner organisations. 

 Assistant Chief Constable Helen McMillan said, “Officers on the street were given food, water, kind words of gratitude and support and felt the whole region come together during this difficult time.

“What happened in Manchester was something that we plan for but hope never happens but we here at Northumbria Police have been overwhelmed by the support of our public and we can’t thank them enough.

 “We would also like to thank all the emergency services and the Civil Nuclear Constabulary for their assistance during this time, it has been invaluable.

 “We take great pride in our region and this week has proved why. Thank you everyone it is greatly appreciated.”

 Officers and community engagement teams continue to work with local communities across the force to support them and provide reassurance.

 A webpage with advice for victims and those affected by the attack has gone live on