London to deploy all armed police on New Year’s Eve amid European terror threat
Every armed police officer in London will be deployed to help patrol New Year’s Eve celebrations, amid a warning that European capitals were at risk of a terror attack.
There was no specific information that London was being targeted.
“Our plans are purely precautionary and not as a result of any specific intelligence,” a Metropolitan Police spokesperson said.
The Telegraph reported that Scotland Yard had canceled leave for more than 2,000 armed officers — the first time it has taken such a step for New Year. It has happened before for events such as the 2012 London Olympics. Read more…
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