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Assistant Commissioner Frank Armstrong has thanked City
businesses for their support by releasing Special Constables for
duty, as the police continue to respond to the unrest that has
affected the country this week.
Assistant Commissioner Armstrong said: “When we asked you, our
business community, to support us by releasing our Special
Constables for duty, we knew you’d back us.
“As a result we’ve had a significant number of Specials report
for duty each evening, working alongside regular police officers to
keep the City safe.
“The officers’ professionalism and commitment is absolutely
vital to the force, particularly during these difficult times, and
so I would encourage you to continue to support their
“While the City remains untouched, and disorder across the
capital has reduced over the past 24 hours, there are undoubtedly
challenges ahead. It is therefore absolutely vital that we continue
to maintain this high level of dedication and performance.”
The Assistant Commissioner’s comments were echoed by
Metropolitan Police Acting Commissioner Tim Godwin, who praised
Londoners and his staff:
“I've said many times that I am so proud of the men and women of
the Met, never more so than now. But I am also proud of the way in
which our city has responded, supported each other and gets on with