Shocking scenes unfolded last night Dec 19 when a large HGV was driven into Christmas shoppers in Berlin.
Speculation is that the incident was terrorist related and it is thought the driver was a 23-year-old migrant from Pakistan, a Polish man sitting as a passenger in the HGV died.
Twelve innocent people shopping at a Christmas market lost their lives and around fifty other people were injured, witnesses at the scene said “The lorry was doing around 40mph when it hit the markets”
Greater Manchester Police increased security at their christmas markets as a response to the Berlin attacks.
Assistant Chief Constable Debbie Ford said: “Our thoughts are with all those affected by the tragic incident in Berlin last night, December 19.
“Greater Manchester Police already has visible policing operation in place around the Christmas markets, in the city centre, and in key areas across Greater Manchester in the run up to Christmas.
“We will be working in line with the national response and have strengthened our policing presence at the Manchester Christmas markets and stepped up visible patrols, to ensure that people feel safe to about their daily lives.
“I would like to stress at this point that there is absolutely no information or
intelligence any attack is imminent in Greater Manchester.
“If you do have any concerns at all don’t hesitate to get in touch with police.”
Anyone with concerns can contact police on the 101 number or 999 in an emergency.