SIDEBAR London police review security after Berlin attack

By our dpa-correspondent and Europe Online[1] auf Facebook posten Auf Twitter posten London (dpa) – London’s Metropolitan Police said officers were reviewing security on Tuesday, a day after an apparent terrorist attack on a Christmas market in Berlin and the murder of the Russian ambassador to Turkey.

“As a matter of routine, as a precaution, we review our plans after attacks overseas, and we are doing so at present following the awful incidents in Berlin and Ankara last night,” the force said in a statement. “The Metropolitan Police has detailed plans for protecting public events over the Christmas and New Year period,” it said, adding that officers “have considered a range of threats, including the use of large vehicles.” In a statement on Twitter, London mayor Sadiq Khan condemned the “horrific events in Berlin.”

“London stands with you in solidarity and support,” Khan said.

Britain has kept its terrorist threat level at “severe” – the second-highest level – for the last two years, meaning an attack is highly likely.

References

  1. ^ Europe Online (en.europeonline-magazine.eu)

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