West Midlands PCC statement on Westminster attack
West Midlands Police and Crime Commissioner David
Jamieson said: "My thoughts are with the victims of the
appalling attack in Westminster yesterday.
"We are always prepared for incidents and public safety is our
"We should act proportionately, be vigilant, but ultimately get
on with our daily lives. If we do not, those who oppose our way of
life will win.
"The attack on our democracy yesterday will not succeed. We will
not be cowed. The public will not let that happen and neither will
the emergency services who, as they always do, will put the safety
of others ahead of the safety of themselves.
"Tragically a police officer died yesterday. This reminds us of
how police officers and the emergency services put their lives on
the line for us every single day.
"I would like to reassure people in Birmingham and the West
Midlands that while they should be vigilant, the threat level
"The West Midlands is a place where people from different
backgrounds live together side by side in harmony. That will not be
allowed to change."