Counter Terrorism Commander urges public vigilance over festive season

The head of the Metropolitan Police's Counter Terrorism Command is urging Londoners to be vigilant and report concerns as the city gets busy over the festive period.

In the year ending March 2023, the public made around 13,000 reports to counter terrorism police across the country. Around a fifth of these were particularly useful to investigations.

Commander Dominic Murphy said: “Communities make an invaluable contribution to our work to stop terrorism. People in London have literally helped us save lives by reporting their concerns to us.

“While there is no specific threat to London, it is exceptionally busy over the festive period and the current threat level for terrorism is ‘substantial’ so everyone needs to be vigilant. Please trust your instincts and contact us if something doesn’t feel right.”


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