Police reassure Derbyshire residents

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POLICE in Derbyshire have moved to reassure local communities in the wake of disorder in London and other cities in the UK.

Assistant Chief Constable Dee Collins said she understood people would have concerns but said plans were being reviewed to ensure Derbyshire Constabulary was ready if necessary. The force has also sent a number of officers to help out in London.

“We recognise that people will have been following the events in London and other cities and it will be of great concern to them,” she said.

“As a result of those events we, along with some of our key partners, are reviewing contingency plans to ensure we’re able to provide a positive and robust response should it be necessary in Derbyshire.

“We rely on the support of our local communities and I would urge anyone who may have any information about potential disorder to let the police know about it.”

She added: “We have also provided some staff to the Metropolitan Police and think it is right that we play our part to support the policing operation in London.”

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