OFFICERS from North Wales Police are supporting colleagues in London while The Queen lies in state at Westminster Hall.

Last week Temporary Chief Constable Richard Debicki extended the force's condolences following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

The force has confirmed this week that it will be assisting colleagues in other areas during the national mourning period, and during the funeral on Monday, September 19.

A spokesman said: "Forces routinely share officers through mutual aid to ensure an appropriate police presence exists where there is increased demand for it, and this will almost certainly occur over the following days. 

"Keeping local communities safe will remain a priority for forces contributing officers and resources throughout the mutual aid period."

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Speaking on behalf of North Wales Police on Thursday last week, Temporary Chief Constable Debicki said: “It is with great sadness we learn of the death of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth.

“On behalf of North Wales Police I offer my deepest condolences to the Royal Family at this sad time and our gratitude for the lifetime of service she gave.

“She will be deeply missed not only across the United Kingdom, but across the world for her dedication and commitment to a life of service.”

It was also confirmed by North Wales Police that as a mark of respect, flags were to be flown at half-mast at Force Headquarters and all other force buildings where there is a flag pole.