Operational contingency plans continued to be followed where our frontline resources were not allowed access to affected sites within the Police cordon. Control room staff and Operational Managers were in regular contact with the Police helpline and the security Officers involved were regularly visiting the area to communicate with Police on the scene from the local site where they were temporarily based.
Affected Clients and staff were kept updated throughout and our Mobile Response Officers patrolling the area during the evacuation were able to report that no damage to properties occurred during this period.
We are pleased to report that late last night our officers were allowed access and re-commenced full services.
The current SEVERE threat level still reflects that an attack is “highly likely,” therefore please be ensured we are committed to supporting the Police in their fight to combat the terror threat and will continue to act vigilantly so as to remain alert for any signs of unusual behaviour within the sites we are deployed.
Businesses are advised to regularly review and practice their emergency procedures taking into account the current advice against allowing large crowds to congregate at vulnerable spots as well as being particularly diligent in planning hostile vehicle mitigation measures. For information best suited to your specific site we encourage you to review the variety of guidance notes found at the following 2 websites:
- In an emergency call 999
- For other non-emergency police queries call 101
- For any suspicious activity call 0800789 321
If you have any further queries please contact your Ward Security Operations Manager, alternatively:
0845 847 6180