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Leicestershire’s Police and Crime Commissioner Lord Willy Bach said: “I am deeply saddened by the events in London yesterday and my thoughts and prayers are with the families and friends of those killed and injured alongside our Metropolitan Police Service colleagues. Matt Robinson, Leicestershire Police Federation secretary, and I walked this very route just 24 hours earlier and find it difficult to comprehend the indiscriminate, shocking level of violence which has taken place.
This incident reminds us of the daily threat posed by terrorism in this country and the need for communities to pull together and collectively reject the hatred that drives such atrocities. I am proud of our strong, diverse and cohesive communities here in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland and we must stand together in the wake of such events.
The bravery and dedication of those emergency service workers who responded to yesterday’s tragedy is truly humbling and brings home the serious risks they face in the line of duty. Together we must stand strong and unite against terrorism and intolerance. If you have any information about suspected terrorism or see suspicious activity, please contact the anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321.”
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