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Fire staff hold minute of silence to remember Manchester victims

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Staff from Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service (HWFRS) observed a minute of silence this morning (25 May) in memory of the people who had lost their lives in the recent Manchester terrorist attack.

Twenty-two people died in the attack at Manchester Arena on Monday night and many more were injured. Following this tragic incident, the Prime Minster increased UK threat level to critical.

Assistant Chief Fire Officer John Hodges said: "Our thoughts and sympathies are with everyone who has been affected by this horrific and senseless attack.

"We would like to reassure the public that we are continuing to work closely with our partners to do everything we possibly can to protect our communities.

"Although we are not aware of any intelligence to suggest that there is specific threat in Herefordshire or Worcestershire at this time, we would advise members of the public to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious behaviour or activity to the Anti-Terrorist Hotline 0800 789 321 or in an emergency always call 999."

The national Stay Safe guidance provides advice on what to do if you are caught up in a firearms or weapons attack. They advise people to 'Run, Hide, Tell', which means run to a place of safety, hide in a secure place, when it's safe to do so, tell police by calling 999."

For further information about reporting suspicious behaviour please visit https://act.campaign.gov.uk/