WOOLWICH TERROR ATTACK: Notts Police reassures communities

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Notts Police has issued a statement reassuring communities in the wake of Wednesday’s terror attack on soldier Lee Rigby in Woolwich.

The force said there had been no incidents reported in the county as a result of the killing.

“The attack in Woolwich is a prime example of an incident which has understandably affected and unnerved people across the country, if not the world,” said a spokesman.

“It would be remiss of us not to respond to potential concerns in our communities.”

“We monitor current events both nationally and internationally in a bid to be informed, prepared and able to respond, where necessary, to best protect the residents of Nottinghamshire.”

“We will not tolerate any actions that may cause harassment or fear in our communities or compromise the safety of the public.”

The attack happened in Woolwich on Wednesday 22nd May in broad daylight at 2.20pm as horrified witnesses, including children, looked on.

The victim was yesterday identified as Drummer Lee Rigby of the 2nd Battalion the Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.

Eyewitnesses say he was wearing a Help For Heroes t-shirt and was hacked to death by two men shouting Allahu Akbar - God is Great.

The two men, have been named locally as 28-year-old Michael Adebolajo, from Romford in east London, and 22-year-old Michael Adebowale, of Greenwich in south-east London.

They remain under arrest in hospital after being shot and wounded by police.

Adebolajo’s former address in Hotchkin Avenue, Saxilby, near Gainsborough, was searched on Thursday in connection with the attack.

Notts Police issued the following advice for communities.

If you feel you have been a victim of any form of discrimination or harassment, call Stop Hate UK on 0800 138 1625.

Report any suspicious activity to Notts Police immediately on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

In an emergency or if a crime is taking place call 999.

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