Following the shocking events in London this afternoon Chief Constable Mike Veale released the following statement:
“I, like many others, have watched the horrors unfolding over the last number of hours in our capital city and my heart sank as I began to realise the tragic consequences of this terrible attack on so many innocent people. I am profoundly saddened to hear about the sad and terrible loss of one of our police family who has been killed as a result of this mindless violence.
“My deepest and most heartfelt sympathies go out to all those affected by this terrible incident. My officers and staff in Wiltshire Police will do all that we can to stand strong with our colleagues in the Metropolitan Police Service and Security Services so that we are able to continue to protect our communities.
“This is a tragic day for the UK, and a tragic day for the police service, but we must remain resolute and not allow terrorism to prevail.”