POLICE SCOTLAND – MESSAGE TO COMMUNITIES
Message from Chief Constable Phil Gormley QPM
Police Scotland is deeply saddened by the tragic events witnessed in Manchester on Monday 22 May 2017. Our thoughts are with individuals and communities, involved or affected by this terrible incident. We will provide any assistance necessary to our colleagues in Greater Manchester Police.
I would stress that there is no specific information which suggests Scotland is at risk of attack, however the UK threat level remains at Severe and Scotland is not immune from such threats.
I would therefore encourage people to go about their business as normal; however ask that you remain vigilant and alert, but not alarmed. If you suspect something is wrong then report it to the police. You may notice increased police patrols: these are being carried out for reassurance and community engagement.
Police Scotland is committed to keeping people safe and whilst we understand that the public will clearly be appalled by these events, I would urge each and every member of the community to continue to work together to ensure that no person or group in Scotland feels marginalised or isolated.
Police Scotland will not tolerate any attempts to target communities by any misguided individual or group and will work with all of our communities 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 Police Scotland continues to work with partners at home and abroad countering the threat from terrorism to ensure the safety and well-being of all our communities. Thank you for your continued support in keeping our communities safe.
If you have any concerns or information about suspicious activity please contact the Police on 101, Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111, or in an emergency dial 999.