London attack: 'we are all feeling the effects of this horror'

North Yorkshire Police release comment
North Yorkshire Police release comment

North Yorkshire Police have released a statements after seven people were killed and almost 50 injured by three attackers in London.

The attackers drove into pedestrians on London Bridge at about 10pm on Saturday June 3 before stabbing a number of people in Borough Market. They were shot dead by police.

The first victim has been named as Canadian national and bride-to-be Chrissy Archibald. A statement from her family said she had worked in a homeless shelter before she moved to Europe to be with her fiancé.

Commenting on last night’s attacks in London, Superintendent Dave Hannan said: “(Saturday) night, we saw terrorist attacks take place in our capital city of London. Seven people were killed and almost 50 were injured.

“These incidents come less than a week following the tragic event in Manchester, which killed 22 and injured many, many more.

“The events are truly devastating and no matter where anyone is in the country, we are all feeling the effects of this horror.

“The threat level remains nationally at Severe. There is no intelligence to suggest that there has been any change in the level of threat here in North Yorkshire.

“However, I would like to reassure the public that we will be conducting additional patrols and remain visible to our communities.

“We also continue to ask the public to be vigilant and to report anything that they deem to be suspicious immediately by telling a police officer, by calling 101 or by calling the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321. Always call 999 in an emergency or for immediate assistance.

“If you get caught up in the rare event of a weapons attack we urge you to follow the Run, Hide, Tell advice.

“On behalf of North Yorkshire Police I would like express my deepest sympathy to everyone affected by last night’s tragic events.

“Also, our thoughts go out to colleagues at the Metropolitan Police and other emergency services who have worked throughout the night and into this morning in extremely challenging circumstances.”