Rudd announces £24m for counter terrorism policing
Home Secretary Amber Rudd has revealed a new £24 million injection of funding into counter terrorism policing, following a spate of terror attacks.
Additional to the £707 million already announced to support counter terrorism policing in 2017/18, the investment will improve protective security measures in crowded places, especially guarding against the threat of vehicles being used as weapons.
Both the Metropolitan Police and Greater Manchester Police will benefit from the funding.
Rudd said: “We have seen several devastating terrorist attacks in quick succession this year, most recently in Parsons Green, and the police have responded to this challenge outstandingly. The threat we face from terrorism is becoming more complex and diverse.
“That is why we are reviewing our counter-terrorism strategy to ensure the authorities have the powers they need to halt terrorist activity and why, today, I have announced £24 million of additional support for counter-terrorism policing this year. I am grateful to the police, and security services, for all they are doing to keep us safe.”