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Statement from PCC Hardyal Dhindsa in the wake of the incident at Manchester Arena

Derbyshire’s Police and Crime Commissioner, Hardyal Dhindsa, said:

“The horrific bomb attack at Manchester Arena is made even more shocking when you consider that young people appear to have been targeted.  My thoughts and sympathies are with the families and friends of those killed or injured; these people were there simply to enjoy a great night out at a concert which turned into an unimaginable tragedy.

“Sadly, once again, the courage and skill of our emergency services has been put through the most testing of circumstances as they worked tirelessly to save lives and help people to safety.  They have my wholehearted respect and admiration as do those people in the local community who rushed to help in any way they could, including opening their doors to those needing shelter.

“Finally, I would ask everyone to remain vigilant and to be aware of their surroundings.  If you are in any doubt, pick up the phone.  Please report anything suspicious be that a vehicle, package or person to the police or the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.”

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Posted on Tuesday 23rd May 2017
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