Brexit: Police warn MPs and campaigners not to inflame tensions


Politicians and campaigners should take care not to “inflame” tensions in the UK caused by Brexit, a senior police chief has warned.

Chairman of the National Police Chief Council (NPCC), Martin Hewitt, said people should think carefully to avoid inciting others to violence.

Police have 10,000 officers ready to deploy at 24 hours’ notice as part of possible no-deal Brexit preparations.

However, police chiefs said the measures were only a precaution.

Mr Hewitt said the NPCC was preparing for the “worst case scenario” and was not predicting major problems.

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Source: BBC News