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Security Increased At Wroclaw Christmas Market

Following yesterday's tragic incident in Berlin, security has been increased at Wroclaw's Christmas market. Lower Silesia police have also asked citizens to remain vigilant.

At the time of writing, 12 people have died after being run over by a truck that ploughed through Berlin's Breitscheidplatz market yesterday. The latest reports state another 48 people were hurt, of whom 18 are “very seriously" injured.

One of the fatalities is a Polish man, who is thought to have been driving the truck before it was hi-jacked. According to wp.pl, the Polish man was shot by the man suspected of carrying out the attack. It is also believed that the Polish truck driver bravely fought to prevent the vehicle being stolen.

Reports in Gazeta Wroclawska today state that extra police patrols have been deployed to secure busy spots in Wroclaw such as shopping centres and the Christmas market. According to the same article, the Polish Government have also expressed their desire to enlist military police to help deal with the situation. 

Meanwhile Paweł Petrykowski, the official spokesperson for Lower Silesia police, has asked people to look out for any person behaving strangely or for any suspicious packages left in public places. If anyone does notice an example of this, the police should be informed immediately.

Gregor Gowans

The founder and editor of Wroclaw Uncut, Gregor has been running the website since its inception in 2012. A Wroclawian for almost 10 years, Gregor writes on a wide variety of topics including, food & drink, nightlife, local news and politics. He is also a regular guest on Radio Ram's Sunday lunch programme.

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