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Met Police carry out review of policing and operations as military support them at key locations

PUBLISHED: 12:29 29 May 2017 | UPDATED: 12:29 29 May 2017

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They’ve said they’re doing everything they can “to keep London safe”

The Met Police have announced that they’ve carried out a “full and thorough review of policing and operations” and military support will be on hand to help at key locations.

Chief superintendent Jon Williams, who is in charge of public order policing, said: “London is a busy and vibrant place to be on any given day as the city plays host to a range of top class sporting fixtures and other events.

“We have increased our policing levels and deployed a range of different operations and tactics to best protect the Capital.

“We are doing everything we can to keep London safe.”

Extra armed officers, freed up by military support providing guarding at key locations, will be on duty.

They will be carrying out foot patrols with borough and specialist colleagues, or roving patrols in cars.

Chief superintendent Williams added: “All of this is designed to make the policing approach unpredictable and to make London as hostile an environment as possible to terrorists.

“I would ask people to be our eyes and ears - if you see something suspicious tell a police officer or member of security staff.

“If you are out in London talk to our officers, they are there to reassure, help and keep you safe.”

Anyone concerned about suspicious behaviour, or who has information they believe may help police, should call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline 0800 789 321. They do not have to give their name and all information received via the hotline is confidential.


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