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The below communication is the latest key messages as of today about the attack at Finsbury Park Mosque from Northumbria Police:

Dear All,

We know our communities will be concerned following the tragic events in London overnight which has seen 1 person killed and many more injured.

The incident is being treated as terrorism by the Metropolitan Police.

The national threat level currently remains at 'severe' and there is nothing to suggest there is any specific threat to our communities in Northumbria.

There will be additional patrols around all places of worship, including mosques, but these are to reassure the public and there is no intelligence to suggest that these are at threat. There will also be increased patrols and engagement at prayer time during this final week of Ramadan. 

We will also continue to have visible patrols, including armed officers, in high footfalls areas such as the city centres and around transport hubs as they have done since last year.

Members of the public should not be concerned about the patrols, they are not in response to any specific threat but are there to reassure members of the public of the security measures we have in place to help protect them and keep them safe.

Neighbourhood officers and community engagement teams throughout the force will be speaking to local community groups to offer reassurance.

Members of the public are reminded to remain vigilant and report any suspicious activity to police or by calling the Anti-Hotline on 0800 789 321 or visit