Police Scotland issues statement on Nice attacks

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Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson, Police Scotland lead officer for Organised Crime, Counter Terrorism and Safer Communities, said today that Police Scotland has reviewed security and safety arrangements as a precaution following the tragic events in Nice yesterday.

He said: “This is something we would do as a matter of course after such events and it is not in relation to any specific information or intelligence.

“Police Scotland is committed to ensuring all communities across the country are as safe as they can be and I would ask the public, especially around crowded places and transport hubs, to remain vigilant and alert, but not alarmed. If you suspect something is wrong, then report it to the 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 our communities are not immune from the threat of an attack. That’s why I would encourage people to go about their business as normal but remain vigilant.

“I am confident that the diverse, welcoming and multi-cultural communities across Scotland will work together to ensure no individual or community feels marginalised or isolated by the actions of criminals.

“Our thoughts at this time are very much with those individuals and communities affected by the events in France.”