THE PSNI have stepped up security in Derry in the wake of the ISIS terrorist attack in Manchester on Monday night.
Last night, officers from the specialist Tactical Support Group (TSG) were on patrol at Foyle train and bus stations.
Following the horror bombing, British Prime Minister Theresa May raised the threat level to “critical” over fears more attacks are likely to happen.
PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton announced on Wednesday the threat level in the North of Ireland was also being raised to “critical”.
“In response to this increased threat I have reviewed our operational profile. The public will see an increased police presence at iconic sites, our transport networks and where large numbers of people congregate.
“Op Temperer, the military deployment in response to the Manchester attacks will not apply here.
“In addition, it has been well documented that the current threat level from violent dissident republicans across Northern Ireland is ‘severe’. This remains the case.
“Events in Manchester are at the forefronts of all our minds.
“We send our thoughts and our sympathy to those who have lost loved ones and to the injured.
“We also send our support to the people of Manchester and to the police officers and staff at Greater Manchester Police.
“The PSNI will continue to do all we can operationally to keep people safe , however, I would ask the public, as always, to remain vigilant and alert to any suspicious activity and report anything untoward to police,” added the Chief Constable.