Police to increase security on region after Paris attacks

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Police have urged Wiganers to to be extra vigilant following the tragic terrorism attacks in Paris.

Greater Manchester Police say they will also strengthen their “policing stance” around the region after Friday’s massacre, in which over 120 people were murdered.

The tragedy, claimed by Islamic State militants, hit a concert hall, a major stadium, restaurants and bars.

Assistant Chief Constable Robert Potts said: “Greater Manchester Police will be working in line with the national response to the terrorist atrocities which occurred in Paris last night, Friday November 13.

“We are strengthening our policing stance across the city and have made strategic changes to both the policing profile of major events and officer presence in key areas of the city to ensure that people feel safe to go about their daily lives.

“That will be under constant review as the weekend progresses, but I would like to stress at this point that there is absolutely no intelligence suggesting an attack is imminent in Greater Manchester.

“The strongest message we can send to the terrorists is to go about our lives as normal, and show that they cannot overcome the people of Greater Manchester by use of fear and intimidation.

“However, we can all play a role in making the streets of our city safer, by remaining vigilant and informing the police immediately of any activity which arouses suspicion.”