Increased security on Tyne and Wear transport links after London attack

Security is going to be bolstered among Tyne and Wear transport following yesterday’s terror attack in Westminster, London.

Police forces around the country will be at many stations throughout the UK after the attack which saw four victims killed and many injured.

Metro passengers have been told to be vigilant by a spokesperson and go through the usual authorities if they see anything or have any problems.

A Nexus spokesperson said: “We implement security measures on the Metro system at the advice of the Government,” 

“Our advice has not changed. We ask passengers to remain vigilant, if concerned contact a member of staff on station, via the help points or dedicated number for reporting any problems displayed on all trains, including direct lines to the police.

Like all train operators, our message is see it, say it, sorted.

The ‘See it. Say it. Sorted’ campaign was launched nationwide in November 2016, encouraging train passengers to report any unusual items or activity.

The British Transport Police have said there will be extra officers available to contact this evening in light of yesterday’s attack.

A spokesperson for the Transport Police said: “We have extra patrols on hand around the country tonight following yesterday’s incident at Westminster,”

“We know incidents such as this cause concern, so our officers will be highly visible and offering reassurance.

“Please report any suspicious behaviour by calling 0800 789 321.”

The Chronicle has reported that armed officers have been seen around Newcastle and inside Central Station.

Also, a Newcastle Airport spokesperson told the newspaper that it’s not received any further instructions from the government as security remains the same for passengers.

Police have named yesterday’s attacker to be Khalid Masood, 52, who was believed to be residing in the West Midlands.

Seven further arrests have been made in Birmingham at a number of properties while further investigations are ongoing in a number of locations including Carmarthenshire, Birmingham and East London.

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