Increased police patrols

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INCREASED police patrols will continue in the county this weekend (August 13 & 14) in response to incidents in London and other parts of the country this week.

Rest days remain cancelled for officers and necessary support staff to ensure there are sufficient resources in the county, with all officers will be working 12 hour shifts around the clock.

The constabulary are continuing to support colleagues in the Metropolitan Police and have sent a further two units to London today and will send a further four units over the weekend.

Deputy Chief Constable John Feavyour said: “Our increased presence on the streets of Cambridgeshire will continue over the weekend in order to provide reassurance to the community.

“At this time there is no information to suggest there is any threat to Cambridgeshire but we continue to monitor the situation and we have contingency plans in place.

“We are continuing to work with our partners and community leaders to ensure people are able to go about their lives as normal.”

For up to date information on the situation, and the dispelling of rumours and speculation, follow us on Twitter using @cambscops and @suptpaul for official updates.