A warning was posted on to social media hours before yesterday’s attack warned that Manchester Arena would be attacked.
Hours later 22 people sadly died, and 59 injured during the attack, 4 hours before the attack Islamic State claimed they would attack the Arena claiming ‘This is the just terror’. They further warned that more attacks would be coming.
If you see any messages on social media, warning on threats please all work together and report these to the police, Let’s not blame the security services or the police for not seeing these warnings. Let’s all pull together and report any messages we see.
Thanks to the emergency services for the excellent work they did last night, you can train and train for Incidents like this but nothing can prepare you for the shock and sadness when tragedies like this occur. This is, indeed, a very sad time for Manchester. And we thank our emergency service, workers.
Last night thousands of off-duty NHS workers travelled to Manchester and volunteered their time to help the injured as a major incident happened. The local businesses pulled together and offered a place of rest to the thousands of displaced fans.
In response to the Terror Threat, armed officers are deployed within high footfall areas.
If you spot anything suspicious please call 999 immediately and report it to the police.
The national threat level currently remains at ‘severe’ extra patrols including armed officers will be in areas of high footfall areas such as the city centres and around transport hubs as they have done since last year.
Members of the public should not be concerned about the patrols, they are not in response to any specific threat but are there to reassure members of the public of the security measures we have in place to help protect them and keep them safe.
Members of the public are reminded to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to police or by calling the Anti-Hotline on 0800 789 321 or visit www.gov.uk/ACT