UK boosts visible police presence after Brussels attacks

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UK police chiefs say officers will “carry out highly visible patrols” in key locations, to reassure the public in light of this morning’s attacks in Brussels.

In a statement, Mark Rowley, national lead for counter terrorism policing, said:

As a precaution forces across the UK have increased policing presence at key locations, including transport hubs, to protect the public and provide reassurance. This is not in relation to any specific information or intelligence.

In London specifically, the Metropolitan Police Service has mobilised additional officers, who will carry out highly visible patrols at key locations around the Capital including the transport network. The number of officers deployed will be regularly assessed. These additional officers are deployed as part of reassurance measures.

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