Statement re Potentially Malicious Communications

West Yorkshire Police statement re potentially malicious communications sent to individuals in West Yorkshire and beyond

Assistant Chief Constable Angela Williams of West Yorkshire Police, said:

“We are aware of a number of reports of potentially malicious communications having been sent to individuals in West Yorkshire and across the UK.

“The investigation into these instances is currently being co-ordinated by the North East Counter Terrorism Unit (NECTU) and these enquiries are on going.

“What I want to do is to reassure the communities of West Yorkshire that these communications are being taken extremely seriously. We understand that they may have caused concern and upset to people, especially the more vulnerable members of society.

“We are working with the communities we serve to reassure residents that, as always, everything possible is being done to ensure their safety and to catch the person or persons responsible for this. Public safety remains our priority and I would urge our communities to be vigilant but not frightened. If you see anything suspicious please call police on 101 or if it is an emergency, 999.

“We are stronger when we stand together as one and will not be divided. #WeStandTogether."

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