A message to Manchester’s business community from Greater Manchester Police Chief Inspector, Gareth Parkin

26th May 2017

A thank you to the business community of Manchester following the Manchester Arena attack.

It will be really difficult for me to thank everyone in person. The amount of support we’ve received has been overwhelming.

It is not only the offers of refreshments which my staff have been extremely grateful for, especially during our mini heatwave – but also the thousands of thank you’s staff have received whilst out on patrol. This has been a terrific morale boost for officers during this challenging and emotionally draining time.

As you are undoubtedly aware, we have many officers deployed across the city from a number of different forces. Their lasting impression of Manchester will be one of us being the friendliest and most welcoming of cities.

Once again, thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

Gareth and the city GMP team.

Chief Inspector Gareth Parkin, Great Manchester Police