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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 top priority.

“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 remains unchanged.

“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.”

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