Statement from Assistant Chief Constable Ciaron Irvine on the Tragic Events in Westminster

Assistant Chief Constable Ciaron Irvine said:

 “Our thoughts are very much with the families, colleagues and friends of those who lost their lives or suffered otherwise as a result of the events in London yesterday.

“Despite these events the local threat level, mirroring the national threat, has not changed and we have no specific intelligence to suggest any links to the Cleveland force area. However, we understand that there may be increased concerns among local residents and are increasing the visibility of neighbourhood patrols to offer reassurance to all of our communities.

“Anyone with concerns or anyone who would like more information can refer to the Cleveland Police website for further advice on www.cleveland.police.uk.”