Counter-terror operation launches in London

Counter-terror operation in London

Published: Tuesday, 14 January 2014
Updated: Tuesday, 8 April 2014

A major initiative designed to increase awareness of security and counter terrorism policing is ongoing in London.

Operation Penna

The initiative involves coordinated activity to remind the public of the vital role you can play in helping to protect the capital.

Activity will be taking place at locations across London, including Underground and Overground stations with tactics including high-visibility patrols around crowded places.

Our officers will be providing information and briefings to businesses at stations explaining the ongoing threat from terrorism and what they can do to protect themselves from it.

We will also be out and about talking to passengers to explain our activities and what we are doing to make London’s transport network even safer.

Inspector Richard Mitchell said: “Everyone has a role to play in keeping London safe from terrorism. This operation sees specialist officers working closely with neighbourhood officers and communities, raising awareness of security in London.

“We want to build on our engagement with communities and businesses in a variety of ways to counter the threat from terrorism. Our aim is to raise awareness and improve protection from a terrorist attack and other crimes.

More information: counter-terrorism

Anyone who has any information about unusual activity or behaviour should contact the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.

In the event of an emergency always dial 999.

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