Message sent on behalf of Chief Inspector Butterfield 

Following the incident at London Bridge on Friday afternoon (29.11.19) we are making contact to keep you updated about what this means for local communities and local policing.

Communities will be aware the London Bridge incident is being treated as a terrorist incident. This will understandably shock and frighten people.

In order to reassure people going about their usual business we are focusing our patrols in areas where we anticipate heavy footfall; these include our transport hubs, town centres & shopping malls.

We have increased the number of officers on Christmas events this weekend, and aim to provide visible and approachable policing to reassure people living in and visiting this part of London.

As always, we ask that our communities remain vigilant and report any concerns they have to police. If you see something that doesn’t seem right, trust your instincts and ACT by reporting to police, in confidence, at www.gov.uk/ACT.

If you or your community groups are further concerned about the impact of the events in central London please contact myself, your Neighbourhood Inspector or Ward Sergeant.

Report suspicious activity, and report all incidents of hate crime to police.

In an emergency always dial 999.

Lisa Butterfield

Chief Inspector, Neighbourhoods and Partnership East Area (EA) BCU

Tel 01708 779190 (779190)
email [email protected]


Published on: 1 December 2019