Terrorism in UK

Terrorist attack in front of the British Parliament left 4 dead

Police shot an assailant who stabbed an officer inside London’s Parliament complex on Wednesday. At least four people have died, including the attacker and stabbed the officer, said Mark Rowley, assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police. He said that at least another 20 were injured.A doctor says a woman has died and about a dozen …

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13 UK terror attacks prevented since 2013

Security services have prevented 13 potential terror attacks since June 2013, the UK’s most senior counter-terrorism police officer has revealed. Assistant commissioner Mark Rowley also said there were 500 live counter-terror investigations at any time. He disclosed the figures as he launched an appeal, Action Counters Terrorism, for the public to report suspicions. The Metropolitan …

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Man arrested at Heathrow Airport suspected of plotting terrorist attack

A 36-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts, police said. Counter-terrorism detectives swooped as he arrived at London’s Heathrow Airport on Thursday, Scotland Yard said. Detectives from the Metropolitan Police’s Counter Terrorism Command say they arrested the 36-year-old this afternoon, in line with Section 5 of the Terrorism Act 2006, after …

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3,000 police officers to patrol London’s streets during New Year’s Eve

More than 3,000 police will patrol the streets of central London on New Year’s Eve as Scotland Yard said security plans had been tightened after terrorist atrocities on the Continent. Scotland Yard said it was mounting a major operation to keep revelers safe in the capital in the wake of the attacks this year in …

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London to invest £5 million in a ‘ring of steel’

A £5 million “ring of steel” has been proposed to protect the heart of London’s financial district and its skyscrapers from terrorist attack. Following advice from MI5 and counter-terrorism police, the Corporation of London plans to install manned checkpoints, rising street bollards, and crash-proof barricades. Simon Glyn, director of the Built Environment for the City …

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South Wales man arrested on suspicion of terrorism offenses

A man has been arrested on suspicion of terrorism offenses in Cardiff. Two houses were searched by specialist anti-terror police who carried out a “pre-planned” operation to arrest a 33-year-old man in a street in the center of the capital.The man is being held on suspicion of the commission, preparation and instigation of terrorist acts. …

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