Terrorist caution

Insp Jim Tyner, community policing inspector for South Holland.
Insp Jim Tyner, community policing inspector for South Holland.
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Police in South Holland, the Deepings and Bourne are primed to take on any terrorist threat in their areas after special briefings this week.

Lincolnshire Police has joined with other forces across the East Midlands in taking part in National Counter Terrorism Week to try and prevent a terrorist attack in the county.

Stamford, Bourne and the Deepings community policing inspector Mike Burnett.

Stamford, Bourne and the Deepings community policing inspector Mike Burnett.

Throughout this week, briefings and presentations have focused on transport, crowded places, the financing of terrorist groups, firearms and explosives and preventing terrorist attacks.

Insp Jim Tyner, community policing inspector for South Holland, said: “Whilst there is currently no known direct threat to South Holland, several plots have been disrupted nationally and many arrests have been made.

“South Holland isn’t an island and so it’s important that officers remain vigilant to any threat.

“To assist them, several online briefings are available for my sergeants to brief their teams.”

Insp Mike Burnett, community policing inspector for Stamford which includes Bourne and the Deepings, said: “There is currently no direct threat to our area.

“However we must remain vigilant and alert as nationally there have been several incidents where offenders have been arrested and potentially several terrorist incidents disrupted.

“It is important that both the public and the police remain alert to any possible threats and if the public have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.”