Tight security as voters go to the polls in General Election

Voters are going to the polls amid heightened security in what the National Police Chiefs Council says are "unprecedented times".
Election planners and police reviewed security plans after both the Manchester terror attack two weeks ago, in which 22 people were murdered by a suicide bomber and the London Bridge atrocity last weekend in which eight people were killed.
National Police Chiefs Council (NPCC) lead for protective security Deputy Assistant Commissioner Lucy D'Orsi said: "Security around polling stations is constantly being reviewed and updated by local police forces.

Supt Gavin Williams is in charge of policing the election in Wiltshire
Image:Supt Gavin Williams is in charge of policing the election in Wiltshire
"Plans are in place to make sure that resources are appropriately allocated."
In Wiltshire, where there are five parliamentary constituencies, the officer in charge of policing the election, Superintendent Gavin Williams, said while there is no intelligence of a threat to the county or the wider region, there will be armed police on patrol throughout polling day and at the counts .
He urged voters to remain vigilant, but to go about their business as normal.

Election security in Wiltshire is constantly under review
Image:Election security in Wiltshire is constantly under review
The returning officer responsible for overseeing the ballot in the county, Carlton Brand, said he was "not worried" but was liaising regularly with police and that the election day plans were constantly under review.
He also stressed that people should get out and vote.
Deputy assistant commissioner D'Orsi from the NPCC said: "The general threat level remains at severe, so we continue to ask the public to be alert and to report any concerns to police.
"We appreciate that these are unprecedented times and together with our partners we continue to keep communities safe."
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