More police patrols in Thurrock following Woolwich attack

POLICE in Thurrock have stepped up patrols following yesterday’s suspected terror attack in Woolwich.

While Essex Police has no information to suggest an attack similar to the atrocity carried out in south east London yesterday afternoon, it has drafted in extra resources to patrol the streets over the next 24-hours.
 

A serving soldier was butchered to death by two men with meat cleavers and other knives outside the Woolwich barracks on Tuesday afternoon.
 

A police spokesman said: “Following the shocking incident in Woolwich today, Essex Police has drafted in additional patrolling resources to reassure our local communities.
 

“Essex Police has no information to suggest any similar attack is being planned to take place locally. Our primary objective is to ensure the continuing safety of everyone who lives, works or travels through the county.
 

“Essex Police is liaising with key stakeholders, partner agencies and community groups to ensure we work together to continue to keep all Essex residents safe.”
 

Thurrock district commander Leigh Norris tweeted on Thursday morning to say: “@EssexPoliceUK teams out in Grays town centre, west Thurrock areas and intuLakeside today and into the afternoon/evening/overnight.”

A man was arrested on Wednesday night after attacking a mosque in Braintree, thought to be in retaliation to the incident. The attack in Woolwich is being investigated by terrorism teams and as a murder enquiry.

The men, holding their blood-soaked weapons, were filmed explaining to passers-by why they had just carried out the attack, moments before being shot by police officers.

One of the reported suspects, Michael Adebolajo, is said to have grown up in Romford.

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9:47pm Thu 23 May 13

Indred Cold says...

So it's to protect the Muslims then
So it's to protect the Muslims then Indred Cold
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10:43pm Thu 23 May 13

SaveOurStanford says...

So this is what it takes to get more bobbys on the beat or police on the streets? Sad and Sickening ! So they cant be bothered before with stations closing and crime up despite the fiddled figures people live in fear of burgalry, Con schemes and violence yet as soon Terrorism they go into overdrive.
So this is what it takes to get more bobbys on the beat or police on the streets? Sad and Sickening ! So they cant be bothered before with stations closing and crime up despite the fiddled figures people live in fear of burgalry, Con schemes and violence yet as soon Terrorism they go into overdrive. SaveOurStanford
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7:53am Fri 24 May 13

mikgrays says...

Extra patrols?, will they take 30 mins to respond,although that's quicker than normal.
Extra patrols?, will they take 30 mins to respond,although that's quicker than normal. mikgrays
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9:57am Fri 24 May 13

OckendonPaul says...

Management speak and token actions. Pretty much sums up current day policing...
Management speak and token actions. Pretty much sums up current day policing... OckendonPaul
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