From West Midlands Police:
A number of speculative media reports have emerged overnight regarding the Paris terror attackers and potential contact with people or places in Birmingham.
West Midlands Police Assistant Chief Constable Marcus Beale, said: “The West Midlands Counter Terrorism Unit is working hand-in-hand with counter terrorism colleagues in London, the national CT network and security services to provide support to the French and Belgian investigations and of course to address any associated terrorism threat to the UK.
“We work tirelessly to counter terrorism; our absolute priority is to ensure the safety and security of the people who live, work and visit the West Midlands area.
“The threat to the UK from international terrorism remains at severe, meaning an attack is considered to be highly likely. We ask that people remain alert, vigilant but not alarmed and report anything suspicious to us at the earliest possible opportunity.”
People with information about those suspected of being involved in terrorism should call the dedicated anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321. In an emergency dial 999.