Friday, 24 May 2013


Dear George

As a trusted partner we felt it important to give you a quick update this morning with regards to any local incidents which may be related to events in Woolwich.

It’s reassuring to report that the people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland remained calm and there has been no incident or activity since our last update.

We did arrest a 42-year-old man yesterday for possession of an offensive weapon after he was seen in Wordsworth Road in the Welford Road area of Leicester with a large knife. However, we must stress that this was an isolated incident and in no way connected to domestic extremism. If you are approached by anyone in your community about this incident today please reassure them that this man is in custody and there are no extremist links.

Local officers will continue their work in their neighbourhoods, linking in with faith groups and partners, listening to concerns of our communities and to give reassurance. 

There is still no intelligence to suggest there will be a negative reaction to events in London but we will continue to monitor this and will update you of any developments. Similarly, if anyone in your community has any information and concerns they can help us in our efforts by calling 101.

Once again, thank you for your help and assistance over the past few days. The people of Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland are very proud of the excellent community relations and the respect we have for different cultures, communities and religious beliefs and the vast majority clearly want this to continue.

Rob Nixon
Chief Superintendent
Leicester City BCU Commander

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