More patrols after riots

EXTRA police patrols are being carried out in Suffolk in response to rioting across the country.

Officers and Pcsos are providing a high-visibility presence to reassure residents.

Rumours have been circulating on social networking websites, such as Facebook and Twitter, about disorder on the county’s streets, but these have been described by Suffolk Police bosses as “fictitious”.

Paul Marshall, assistant chief constable, said: “We would like to inform residents of Suffolk that there has been no unrest here in the county.

“We understand how distressing these rumours must be and can assure people there is no substance in them.”

Mr Marshall said that despite assistance being sent to London, the force still had “significant resources” at their disposal to deter disorder.

“We are working hard to ensure the county remains safe and we have trained police officers on duty to deal with any situation should it arise,” he said.

In the aftermath of the riots, retailers are being asked to conduct regular checks outside their building for suspicious behaviour, identify vulnerable areas where entry could be forced and ensure CCTV is up and running.