Statement from PCC on Manchester attack (23 May 2017)

West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner, Mark Burns-Williamson, said that his thoughts are with the victims and families of those affected by the Manchester bombing on Monday evening. 

"I want to say how sorry I am and my condolences to those caught up in this awful situation," he said.

"I am aware that people from West Yorkshire may have been at that concert and my thoughts are with those families that may have had loved ones over in Manchester last night.

"Public safety remains our top priority and we are working with partners to keep our communities safe.

"There will be an increased police presence, including patrols and armed officers, around key locations across West Yorkshire, including transport hubs.

"West Yorkshire Police are also providing practical support to Greater Manchester Police in such tragic and terrible times.

"We cannot let people who want to cause harm dictate how we live and work and I want to reassure people in West Yorkshire that their public safety remains our top priority.

"If anyone has any concerns I would urge them to ring the anti-terror hotline on 0800 789 321 but in an emergency ring 999."

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