EXTRA police patrols have been put in place across Bexley in the aftermath of the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby in Woolwich.

Officers are being placed in key locations, such as close to religious temples, transport hubs and busy areas such as town centres.

Since the brutal attack on Wednesday afternoon, there has so far been one incident recorded in Bexley towards the Muslim community.

It is believed to have a vocal incident and Bexley Police say it was dealt with “swiftly and sternly.”

Twelve of Bexley’s Special Constables will also be patrolling in Woolwich during the Bank Holiday weekend.

Bexley’s Borough Commander Superintendent Peter Ayling said: "We have a large number of officers on duty to carry out reassurance patrols and engage with the community.

“There are currently no concerns and the residents of Bexley appear united in their shock at the awful events that occurred in Woolwich.

“We will continue with high visibility patrols to increase confidence and pass information to and from local people."

Police are asking the public to remain calm and to report anyone who appears intent on starting trouble.

Safer Neighbourhoods Chief Inspector Ian Broadbridge said: “We are holding meetings with local community leaders and partner agencies, and neighbourhood teams are engaging face-to-face with the public listening to any concerns they have.

“We have increased our presence on the streets of Bexley with support from Territorial Support Group colleagues.

“Current feedback from the community is understandably one of shock but also one of calm.”