Less than a week ago I, along with everyone else in our country, was shocked and saddened as another terrorist incident took place in the capital city.

As a result of the barbaric attack on London Bridge, two members of the public lost their lives.

Although the loss of life is always tragic, these two young people were working to help rehabilitate offenders which makes their deaths even more hard to bear.

My condolences and those of everyone at Wiltshire Police are with the families and friends of these two victims.

I would like to take this opportunity to commend the work of all the emergency services in London who continue to show the finest our medical and law enforcement agencies have to offer.

I would also like to thank the members of public who, without any thought for their own safety, put themselves in harm’s way to protect others.

Immediately after the incident in London, here in Wiltshire, officers increased their visibility in our communities to provide additional reassurance.

Wiltshire Police remain in close contact with colleagues from Counter Terrorism Policing to offer support if and when it is needed.

This incident is a reminder to us all that remaining vigilant when out and about in our city, towns and villages is so important.

If you ever spot something which doesn’t feel or look right to you, I would urge you to contact your local policing team and report it.

You are very often the eyes and ears for our officers, staff and volunteers within our communities and they rely on you helping them to protect you.