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Enhanced patrols on UK rail network to continue throughout Monday

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The UK threat level has now been lowered from critical to severe. This means that an attack is highly likely. 

Since the increase on Friday night, extra officers from British Transport Police have been highly visible both on board trains and at key stations nationally. Specialist counter terrorism officers have been working closely with police forces in order to deter and disrupt further terrorist atrocities. 

Op Temperer, enacted by the Prime Minister, has allowed extra firearms officers from the Ministry of Defence Police to patrol alongside BTP. 

These highly visible patrols will continue to be in place on Monday. This is to ensure that the public continue to feel reassured as they travel throughout the network. 

Assistant Chief Constable Robin Smith from BTP, said: “Undoubtedly the terrorist incident at Parsons Green Tube station would have caused concern amongst the public. Therefore, we quickly took action to step up patrols and provide an enhanced level of visibility both on trains and at stations nationally. 

“In the coming days, we will be maintaining this enhanced level of visibility throughout the country. This means that those members of the public travelling to work can feel at ease knowing we’re out there keeping them safe. 

“Of course, it is important that the public continue to be alert and not alarmed. If you see something that does not look right to you, let us know immediately. Contact us by sending a text to 61016 or call the anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321.”

Suspicious behaviour

We would also like you to stop our officers and tell us if you see anything suspicious.
We want you to look out for the unusual – activity or behaviour that strikes you as not quite right and out of place. You may feel it’s nothing but trust your instincts and report it; our intelligence specialists will be able to assess whether the information you have is important or not.

If you see or hear anything that could be a threat of any kind you can:

•             Call the anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321
•             A textphone service is available if you have speech or hearing difficulties 0800 032 4539 (text messages from mobiles not accepted)
or to get in touch with British Transport Police direct
•             Call us on 0800 40 50 40
•             Text us on 61016

In case of an emergency, always ring 999

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