Belfast Telegraph

Anti-terror police units set to go on patrol in London

By David Wilcock

Anti-terrorism police patrol units are to be introduced across London, Scotland Yard has announced.

Uniformed and undercover officers will be on the streets together in an attempt to spot people carrying out "hostile reconnaissance" and other criminal activity on the capital's streets.

Operation Servator, as it is known, is a tactic of policing already used by other forces including City of London and British Transport Police.

Other units will also be available, including the dogs and boat units and the territorial support unit riot police.

Sophie Linden, London's deputy mayor for policing and crime, said: "Keeping Londoners safe is the mayor's top priority and we know our emergency services do a great job every single day protecting our city."

She added: "However, we cannot be complacent, which is why it is good to see the Met rolling out Project Servator to help deter and detect crime in our city's busiest areas."

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