Be vigilant to fight ‘terrorist threat’ at RAF Wittering

RAF Wittering
RAF Wittering

Police have asked people living near a military base to be their “eyes and ears” to help combat terrorism.

Residents living around RAF Wittering have been sent a letter asking them to be on the lookout for “suspicious activity”.

The letter is co-signed by Chief Supt Andy Hubbof Cambridgeshire Police, Chief Supt Paul Fell of Northamptonshire Police and RAF Wittering station commander, Grp Capt Damien Alexander.

Headed “Security Vigilance Area”, the letter asks for residents’ assistance in “ensuring that during these times of an increased threat to our security you are able to help us by being our ‘eyes and ears’ around RAF Wittering.”

The letter urges residents to report any form of suspicious activity to police on 101.

“In the event of a threat to life or crime in progress where you need immediate police assistance, please make use of the 999 system.”

It goes on to say: “We urge you to be vigilant, but not alarmed.

“This is one of a number of means the police service is taking to combat the current terrorist threat.”

The letter does not make clear what exactly the threat might be.