LEAFLETS inciting disorder after the recent police shootings in Dallas have been dropped at homes in west Reading.

Thames Valley Police said they had been made aware of the messages being posted to people living on and around the Oxford Road.

The force said they did not believe the wider public plan to act on the calls but has sent out a reassurance that they are prepared in the “unlikely event that such a disturbance happens”.

On Thursday five policemen were killed in the USA after a gunmen opened fire during an otherwise peaceful protest in Dallas, Texas.

The march had been in response to a number of black men being shot by white officers.

In a statement sent out today to neighbours signed up to the Thames Valley Alert email system, Superintendent Nigel Doak said: “Thames Valley Police is aware of a leaflet being distributed in the Oxford Road area of Reading.

“It alludes to creating disorder or disturbance in connection with recent events in America.

“We are continuing to investigate and monitor this situation closely, and are aware at this time the wider public do not plan to become involved in such activity.

“In the unlikely event that such a disturbance happens, we would like to reassure the public that we are well prepared to deal with any kind of public disorder, which will not be tolerated by Thames Valley Police.”

Anyone who has received the leaflet and has concerns or further information is asked to call the non-emergency number 101 or speak to a member of their local neighbourhood policing team.