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Patrols stepped up around London stations as police urge public to 'remain calm but vigilant'

PUBLISHED: 09:01 05 June 2017

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It follows Saturday's attack at London Bridge

Passengers travelling into London today can expect to see a number of armed patrols at major terminals around the capital, in the wake of Saturday night’s terror attack which killed seven people.

Met Police have asked the public to “remain calm but vigilant” in the wake of the attack, after three men drove into pedestrians along London bridge in a van, leaving the vehicle armed with knives and carrying on their attack in Borough Market.

Within eight minutes of receiving a 999 call, armed police had shot all three terrorists dead.

Their identities are known to police and are expected to be revealed in due course.

London Bridge has since reopened to the public, with British Transport Police advising passengers extra patrols are being carried out.

A spokesperson said: “Members of the public should expect to see extra police officers patrolling stations in London and the south east following last night’s attacks.

“The threat level from international terrorism to the United Kingdom remains at ‘severe’, which means an attack is highly likely.

“You may also see some of our armed police officers at stations. Please don’t be alarmed by this, it doesn’t mean there is any specific intelligence relating to the railway, or that there is an increased risk if you are travelling by train or tube. Our officers are there to make sure you feel safe and know that we are there to protect you.”

Met Police’s assistant commissioner Mark Rowley said: “The public will also see an increased physical measures in order to keep public safe on London’s bridges.

“I ask the public to remain calm but vigilant - and if you see anything suspicious, no matter how insignificant you might think it is, please contact the anti-terrorism hotline on 0800 789 321. It may be a vital piece of information.”

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