Armed police continue to patrol key locations in Norfolk including Great Yarmouth
Armed police officers are continuing to patrol a number of key locations across Norfolk, including Great Yarmouth, in a bid to boost security and reassure the public in the aftermath of the Manchester terror attack.
Police with guns were seen on Great Yarmouth’s seafront on Wednesday, and on Friday they were seen in the town centre.
On Wednesday they were also spotted inside Castle Mall in Norwich and in King’s Lynn and Thetford.
Norfolk police did not confirm the locations, but said the public would be seeing an increased police presence, including armed units, at key locations in the county.
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Roger Wiltshire, chief supt and head of Great Yarmouth Borough Police, said: “There is no intelligence to say there is a threat to this area.
“But we will be carrying out patrols for reassurance.”
Chief constable Simon Bailey said: “The public would expect us to respond appropriately to this raised threat level and the deployment of armed officers is our primary response to this.
“Norfolk is a safe county and this additional policing is about providing a visible reassurance to the public.”
Monday nights attack at the Manchester Arena saw 22 people killed by a suicide bomber.
Norfolk police have asked members of the public to “remain calm but alert” and to call the police immediately if they spot anything suspicious.
Castle Mall centre manager Robert Bradley said: “In response to the heightened security level in the UK, police have stepped up presence in all public places such as shopping centres and city centre retail areas. We have also put in place our own high threat security procedures to ensure our shoppers’ continued safety.”