Police Scotland have released a statement in response to the terrorist attacks that gripped London this weekend:
“POLICE SCOTLAND – MESSAGE TO COMMUNITIES”
Message from Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson
Police Scotland stands with our colleagues and the communities of London following the terrorist attack on Saturday 3 June 2017. This comes soon after the attack in Manchester, and other recent attacks abroad. Our thoughts are with everyone who has been affected by these events. We will provide any assistance necessary to the Metropolitan Police Service.
While we understand that the public will clearly be appalled by these events, I would urge each and every member of our communities to remain united against extremism and hate.
Police Scotland will not tolerate any attempts to target any community by any misguided individual or group and will work with all of our partners to resolve any issues and address any concerns. Should anyone become a victim of, or witness to, any hate crime, they should contact the police and report the incident.
Please be assured that Police Scotland continues to work with partners at home and abroad to counter the threat from terrorism and ensure the safety and wellbeing of all our communities.
Please be vigilant and if you suspect something is wrong then report it to the police. If you have any concerns or information about suspicious activity please contact the Police on 101, the UK Anti-Terrorism Hotline on 0800 789 321, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or in an emergency dial 999.
Police Scotland continues to dynamically review all safety and security plans and operations. An element of this includes ensuring our armed policing and specialist resources are appropriately deployed.
The UK threat level remains at Severe. We have no specific information that Scotland is at risk of attack and I would ask you to go about your business as normal, remaining alert but not alarmed.
Thank you for your continued support in keeping our communities safe.
Assistant Chief Constable
We here at Fife Centre for Equalities would also like to make a statement about the horrific events that unfolded on Saturday:
“We are all deeply saddened by the attack that took place in London on Saturday 03 June 2017. Our thoughts are with those who have been affected by the attack. The images and survivors’ accounts shared by the media are disturbing and horrifying. We understand that many of us are distressed by what happened. We support Police Scotland by asking you to remain calm and untied against extremism and hate. If you need to speak to someone, please feel free to contact us at FCE.”