Scotland Yard launches anti-terror patrols in London
Scotland Yard on Monday launched new anti-terrorism patrols by uniformed and undercover officers in London as part of its bid to disrupt potential terrorist activity and crime. The latest Metropolitan Police tactic, dubbed Project Servator, will involve specialist police officers deployed in Wandsworth and Lambeth boroughs of south London.
The Met stressed the new tactic was not in response to a specific threat and will be rolled out across other parts of London in coming months. “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.
“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,” said Sophie Linden, London’s Deputy Mayor for Policing and Crime. “I urge Londoners to remain alert and report anything suspicious to the police as they work to keep us all safe,” she said.