Northumbria police have warned the public not to be alarmed by seeing armed police patrolling Sunderland International Airshow this weekend (July 22 – July 24).
It comes as measures to keep people safe and to keep disruption to a minimum following the recent attacks in Nice which seen 84 killed and 303 injured on July 14.
Superintendent Sarah Pitt said:
“Some of the officers members of the public see on patrol may be armed but people should not be alarmed about this, more than anything they are there to reassure our local communities, they are not there in response to any increased threat. Please stop and speak them!
“The airshow attracts huge crowds and is a fantastic event for the city and one we’re really proud to be a part of.”
Anyone who has any concerns is encouraged to speak to an officer on patrol.