Riot threat reassurance from Devon police

EXTRA officers were out in Devon and Cornwall as police monitored “intelligence” relating to public disorder elsewhere in the UK this week.

The force sent 25 police officers travelled to London to assist the Metropolitan Police.

Chief Superintendent Steve Swani said: “It is only natural for communities to be concerned at a time when many are seeing large-scale disorder in other parts of the country.

“I would reassure people that, at this stage, there is no intelligence to suggest any such activity here, but we will be ready to deal with and contain this should it occur.”

He added: “We will also be placing as many police officers on patrol across the force as possible to further reassure our communities.”

Supt Swani said the force was talking to community and business leaders and local authorities to ensure everyone was aware of the “developing picture”.