London to deploy extra armed officers to protect against attacks - EasternEye

London to deploy extra armed officers to protect against attacks


London’s police force will deploy an additional 600 armed officers across the capital to protect against the threat of attacks, authorities announced on Wednesday (August 3). The threat level in London remains at “severe” and the increase is not in response to any specific intelligence but is a long-term response to a spate of deadly attacks in European countries. “Anyone who’s been following events in Europe over the past few weeks will understand why we want to show our determination to protect the public,” Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe said in a statement. The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan,…

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