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Extra Police deployed to key locations across London following Orlando Shootings

Police patrols have been increased in key locations across London following the Orlando Shootings.

Police have confirmed there is no intelligence to suggest any increased risk in London however extra police patrols will be deployed.

Commander Mak Chishty has told the media that “The events in Orlando have caused shock and concern across the world including here in London, our thoughts are with the victims and their families,” he said.

“While there is no intelligence to suggest an increased risk in London, we have increased our patrols in prime locations and continue to work closely and engage with the LGBT community, visiting clubs and local area offering reassurance and being visible.”

London Pride 

Extra police officer will be at Pride in London which happens on June 25th extra officers will be deployed and a new review of policing the event will happen.

“The events in Orlando have caused shock and concern across the world including here in London, our thoughts are with the victims and their families. While there is no intelligence to suggest an increased risk in London, we have increased our patrols in prime locations and continue to work closely and engage with the LGBT community, visiting clubs and local area offering reassurance and being visible.

“There are LGBT liaison officers are available in every borough who are out and about and using their networks to understand how the community is feeling and offer support.”

On Saturday, 25 June, Pride in London hold their annual parade and related events in central London for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community.

The Metropolitan Police Service has a current robust, visible policing plan in place and are working closely with event organisers to reassure those planning to attend.

There are a number of contingencies in place that will be reviewed as we approach the event.

An appropriate number of officers will be deployed to and this will remain under review as the event approaches.

Anyone who wants to report a crime can contact Galop, other trusted LGBT agencies or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. You will be taken seriously and treated with sensitivity.

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