Yorkshire Riot Officers Head To London

Police forces in Yorkshire have responded to calls to help the Met police tackle the violence in London.

Specially trained riot officers are heading to the capital - North Yorkshire and Humberside have confirmed they're sending officers, but South Yorkshire and  West Yorkshire Police say they won't be at the moment.

At the minute the county hasn't been hit by violence, and officers are working hard to make sure it stays that way, extra patrols are taking place in North Yorkshire with more officers out on the streets.

Humberside Police's Deputy Chief Constable David Griffin has also released this statement:

'There have been no incidents of large scale disorder or criminality in the Humberside area following the recent incidents in London and there is no current intelligence to suggest this is likely. Nevertheless...

'In response to these national incidents, Humberside Police have developed robust and effective plans to deal with any calls for service or incidents of disorder and criminality in the force or in neighbouring force areas.

'We are working closely with local partners and communities to reassure them that the force will continue to maintain normal service levels of policing to ensure we protect local communities from harm in a professional way. It is important that local people can go about their normal business peacefully and we will respond to any attempts to 'copy cat' the mindless violence and criminality seen elsewhere, swiftly and firmly.'

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