Criminal ‘arms race’ making firearms more accessible to terrorists

A criminal ‘arms race’ in Europe is making the availability of high-powered, military grade firearms more easily obtainable to terrorists.

Specialist firearms to be in use for Royal Wedding

British Transport Police will deploy specialist firearms units at key railway stations for the Royal Wedding on 19 May.

Tougher security sought for summer events

57 per cent of British residents want to see tougher public security put in place ahead of major outdoor summer events.

Brothers sentenced for terrorism offences

Two brothers have pleaded guilty to collection of information, preparation of terrorist acts and dissemination of terrorist publications.

Police launch counter terror campaign with retailers

The ACT Awareness eLearning campaign will see police chiefs work with major retailers around the country teaching how to deal with atrocities.

Man arrested by Counter Terrorism Command

A 27-year-old man has been arrested by the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts.

Allies strike chemical weapon facility in Syria

RAF forces have joined the US and France in a precision strike on Syrian installations, following the recent chemical weapon attack.

UK used as a reference for Counter Terror Response

HMICFRS said the UK counter terrorism network has capabilities that are 'unmatched internationally' and claims that other countries’ have examined at the UK’s command arrangements in detail

A separation centre has opened at HMP Full Sutton, allowing offenders with extremist views to be separated from the mainstream prisoner population

New measures will include a ban on the sale of the most dangerous corrosive products to under-18s

Project Servator goes live across whole of London

Project Servator is now operating across the entirety of London, helping police to better deter, detect and disrupt terrorism in the capital.

Most successful Security & Counter Terror Expo to date

Accommodating over 10,000 visitors and 71 international delegations, March’s SCTX was the most successful iteration of the show to date.

Extra £800 million for MOD in the next financial year

The Chancellor and Defence Secretary have confirmed that the MOD will benefit from an extra £800 million in the next financial year.

Teen set up terror social media channel while on bail

A 16-year-old boy, arrested last June, set up a social media channel to provide tips about hacking while on bail.

UK to remain on high terror alert for at least two years

Reports have suggested that the UK will remain on its heightened terror alert for at least two more years.

Fire crews sent away from Manchester Arena blast

An independent report into the Manchester Arena attack has found poor communication meant firefighters were sent away from the scene.

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