Police must be able to adapt to changing terror threat

Dame Cressida Dick, the outgoing chief of the Metropolitan Police, has stressed that police must be ‘ready to adapt’ to the ‘real and present danger’ posed by terrorism in the UK.

Speaking to reporters as she prepares to leave her post, Dick said that the police force is ‘in a good position’ to tackle the threats posed by terrorists in ‘whatever form or guise we find them’.

She said that in the past five years the country has faced ‘devastating attacks’ but that ‘we’ve also made great strides to improve our capability’.

Counter Terrorism Policing said that there were around ‘800 live investigations running at the moment’, of which roughly 80 per cent of which are linked to Islamist extremism.


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