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Police have called on the public to remain vigilant following the tragic events at a Christmas market in Berlin yesterday.

20 Dec 2016

National Police Chiefs’ Council lead for protective security, Deputy Assistant Commissioner Lucy D’Orsi says: “At this time I would like to extend my condolences to the families of all those who have been killed or injured, and to praise fellow emergency service workers who have responded to unfolding events to help save lives.

"The UK threat level remains unchanged at Severe, meaning an attack is highly likely.

“Our activities and intelligence are continually reviewed in response to a range of risks and threats, including those seen in Berlin and other places around the world in recent weeks.

“Following incidents like the dreadful attacks in Germany last night, forces across the UK, as is routine, review and assess security measures at public events and other places.

“I would like to reassure everyone that the police, along with the security and intelligence services, are tirelessly working together to deal with the terrorist threat to keep the public safe.

“We urge the public to remain alert and not alarmed. We advise everyone to be vigilant and to report any concerns to the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321. In an emergency, always dial 999."