Counter terrorism police will board London buses in new effort to prevent terrorst attacks
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Counter terrorism police will board London buses and check other vehicles in a new effort to prevent an attack in the capital.
Officers will also patrol at bus stops, bus stations and transport interchanges to make it harder for would-be terrorists to move around the city.
Sniffer dogs and automatic number plate recognition technology will be deployed in a further measure to detect threats, while police will monitor movements at key locations from CCTV control rooms. Armed officers will be available to give support when necessary.
The new drive to strengthen public protection follows a warning by the country’s most senior counter terrorism officer, Met Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, that the number of investigations being carried out by his teams has reached a record high within the past two weeks.
The official threat level has also been raised to “severe” – meaning an attack is judged to be highly likely – following the recent attacks in France and Vienna.