Chief Constables statement on the incident in Westminster

Chief Constable Andy Cooke has issued this statement following the attack in Westminster.

“Our thoughts and sympathies are with those affected by the attack at Westminster today.

"The investigation into that incident is ongoing and I would like to take this opportunity to reassure the people of Merseyside that their safety is paramount.

“There is currently no specific threat to any particular locations, or areas, on Merseyside, but we have reviewed our resources as part of a range of measures to reassure communities and make sure we are well protected.

“Officers will, as always, be asked to be vigilant and passing attention will be given to key locations.

“At times at like this it is vital that all communities pull together and support each other. Everybody, from law enforcement, to businesses, to the general public, has a role to play in keeping the UK safe from terrorism.

“Be vigilant. If you suspect it, report it. Nobody is better placed to detect something that is out of place in their communities than the people living in them. We would encourage you, if you do see any suspicious activity, to call the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321 or call police on 101.”