'Remain calm but stay alert' Devon told after London terror attack

PUBLISHED: 21:40 04 June 2017 | UPDATED: 08:39 05 June 2017

A police officer lays flowers passed to him by members of the public on the north side of London Bridge following last night's terrorist incident. Picture: David Mirzoeff/PA Wire

A police officer lays flowers passed to him by members of the public on the north side of London Bridge following last night's terrorist incident. Picture: David Mirzoeff/PA Wire

There is no evidence to suggest an attack in Devon and Cornwall but the public have been urged to remain vigilant

Armed police on St Thomas Street, London, near the scene of last night's terrorist incident at Borough Market. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA WireArmed police on St Thomas Street, London, near the scene of last night's terrorist incident at Borough Market. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire

People across Devon and Cornwall have been urged to remain calm but to stay alert after the terror attacks in London last night (Saturday).

Seven people were killed and dozens injured after a van was driven into pedestrians on London Bridge just before 10pm.

Three men got out and began stabbing people in nearby Borough Market, before being shot dead by police.

People in Devon and across the Devon and Cornwall Police area should be ‘alert but not alarmed’, according to Assistant Chief Constable Sharon Taylor.

Police specialists collected evidence in the heart of London after the attacks. Picture: AP Photo/Frank AugsteinPolice specialists collected evidence in the heart of London after the attacks. Picture: AP Photo/Frank Augstein

She said: “As details emerge from this Metropolitan-led investigation, our thoughts are with all those affected from these incidents and to all our colleagues in the emergency services who bravely responded.

“The threat level remains the same at ‘severe’ and we continue to monitor the intelligence picture and keep all policing under review to ensure the appropriate security is in place.

“I would like to reassure the public that there is no intelligence or information that suggests a specific risk to Devon, Cornwall or the Isles of Scilly.

“I would urge people to keep alert but not alarmed and if anyone sees anything suspicious relating to terrorism, they can report this to the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321 or 999 in an emergency.

Guests from the Premier Inn Bankside Hotel were evacuated and kept in a group with police on Upper Thames Street following the terrorist incidents on London Bridge and Borough Market. Picture: Yui Mok/PA WireGuests from the Premier Inn Bankside Hotel were evacuated and kept in a group with police on Upper Thames Street following the terrorist incidents on London Bridge and Borough Market. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

“Those who are concerned about loved ones can contact the Casualty Bureau on 0800 0961 233.”

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