17th Sep, 2019

Police pledge to patrol Muslim communities during Eid celebrations

Chris Willmott 23rd Jun, 2017 Updated: 23rd Jun, 2017

THIS weekend marks the end of Ramadan with #Eid celebrations for Muslims across the world. There are many events taking place across the West Midlands for communities to celebrate Eid al-Fitr.

Assistant Chief Constable Sarah Boycott said: “We appreciate that people may have concerns following the recent terror attacks. “Over the last few weeks, communities will have seen more police officers carrying out enhanced patrols across the West Midlands at key locations including places of worship.

“These additional measures continue and are to reassure people worried by the recent events and not in response to any local threat.

“We will continue to work closely together and unite against those who seek, through violence and extremism, to intimidate or cause fear.

“Officers will be patrolling key locations to provide reassurance to local people while communities celebrate Eid al-Fitr. These patrols will see a range of specialist officers on duty including firearms officers who are working around the clock to keep people safe against the threat of gun or knife crime.”

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