Greater Manchester Police are reviewing with immediate effect officer deployments across Greater Manchester after the terrorist incident in London.
Four people so far are confirmed dead, an unarmed officer died along with the attacker, it is thought the other two people died on Westminster Bridge, we know also that a woman was pulled out of the river, but is in a serious condition, and twenty nine people are injured and seven are in a critical condition.
This was a fluid situation with information changing moment by moment, Parliament was in lockdown, people were stranded on the London Eye which must have been very scary, and even children were caught up in the incident, they were all safe but was not allowed anywhere until police gave the all clear.
Locations on Manchester like Trafford Centre and Manchester Arndale will be a target as will transport locations, so expect more officers in these areas.
Chief Constable of GMP Ian Hopkins said: “I wish to extend the thoughts and sympathy of all at Greater Manchester Police to the families of the Mer officer and people murdered during the terrorist attack in London this afternoon.
“Police officers recognise the risks to themselves in undertaking their role to protect fellow citizens, despite the knowledge of the risk we face, it is absolutely shocking when an officer carrying out their public duty is murdered in this way.
“Greater Manchester Police are reviewing with immediate effect officer deployments across the region whilst we find out more about today’s attacks.”
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