Police Scotland review security and the Met forms protective ring around London firework display

NEW Year’s Eve revellers were greeted by a major police presence in cities across the UK to safely see in 2017. Police Scotland reviewed its plans for events in Edinburgh and around the country and thousands of Metropolitan Police officers provided a protective ring around London’s set-piece firework display, as tactics were adjusted following this year’s terrorist atrocities in Europe. Armed police were on duty on London Tube trains in a move that was hoped would reassure passengers.

Fears of a mass-casualty terror plot targeting one of the country’s New Year’s events have heightened after lorries were used in devastating attacks on crowded areas in Nice and Berlin.

The British Transport Police (BTP) extended the working hours of its officers on the night for a second year running.

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