West Yorkshire’s PCC Statement on the incident in London (23 Mar 2017)

Mark Burns-Williamson, West Yorkshire's Police and Crime Commissioner said: "Firstly and most importantly my thoughts and sympathies continue to be with the victims and their loved ones, some of whom who have so tragically lost their lives.

"Yesterday saw an inhuman act of cowardice and evil. This act pales so senselessly when compared to the actions of our police, emergency service colleagues and the actions of bystanders in rushing to stop the threat and help the victims, and I offer our and my solidarity with them.

"As more details of what happened yesterday are released our grief and understanding will grow but it's important that we all come together at times like this and remember all the good there is in our country and communities.

"I have been in close contact with our Counter Terrorism Unit and Chief Officer Team and I am reassured of the steps they are taking to keep us all safe and you may notice an increased policing presence across West Yorkshire as part of that.

"At this time there is no information suggesting any imminent attack but it's important to remain vigilant. If you do see anything you believe to be suspicious please report it to the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 123 or call 999 in an emergency.

"We will always stand united against hate in all its forms."

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