Police Conduct London’s Largest Ever Terror Attack Training Exercise

London’s police are conducting the capital’s largest ever terror training exercise on Tuesday, preparing for a “marauding attack” less than a week after the massacre in Tunisia.

More than 1,000 police personnel, as well as intelligence officers and other emergency services, are taking part in the exercise – codenamed Strong Tower.

But the Metropolitan police stressed that the training, which will include many armed officers, was not being carried out because of any intelligence about an imminent attack and had been planned since January.

The exercise will involve London’s transport authorities, hospitals and the Ministry of Defence. The cabinet’s Cobra committee will also meet as part of the exercise.

The Met warned training would be “noisy and visible in places” and said it was vital the public was reassured that gunshots and explosions they may hear in the area are not real.

Scotland Yard’s Twitter account @metpoliceuk will be giving updates using the hashtag #999exercise.

Read more in The Guardian.

Source: www.theguardian.com

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