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Military support for police patrols stood down

PUBLISHED: 15:27 30 May 2017 | UPDATED: 15:27 30 May 2017

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The terror level has ben reduced from critical to severe

The Met Police have announced that following the Bank Holiday weekend, military personnel who were supporting police across the UK are gradually being stood down.

The reduction of military support will continue over the next three days.

This follows the judgement by the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre that a terrorist attack was no longer imminent and the threat level being lowered from critical to severe on Saturday.

Extra police resources, whihc were also in place for the many public events over the extended weekend, have also been stood down.

Assistant commissioner Mark Rpwley, the national lead for Counter Terrorism Policing, said:”I’d like to thank military colleagues for their assistance and the public for their continued support during this challenging time. The extra resources that were in place over the last week are being phased out. However, military personnel will remain in readiness to support the police should it be necessary.

“The threat level from terrorism in the UK remains severe and the public should remain alert and report any suspicious activity to the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321 or in an emergency the public should always call 999.”

For further information about reporting suspicious behaviour visit: www.gov.uk/act

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