West Midlands Police tell Heart they'll only request military help if intelligence suggests it's needed

May 24, 2017, 04:32 PM

West Midlands Police will increase their presence at key sites, such as transport and other crowded places and will continue to review key events and entertainment venues.

With events like Pride in Birmingham this weekend, there will be many more officers on the streets. People will notice an increase in the number of armed officers too.

Armed officers have been seen in Birmingham at New Street Station as well as outside the Council House, ICC and Mailbox.

Heart's been told it's only a precautionary measure but will continue for as long as is needed.