The capital’s three police forces have launched a week-long campaign to increase public awareness of the threat from terrorism.
Operation Griffin involves officers from the Metropolitan Police, City of London Police and British Transport Police and is designed to remind the public “of the vital role they can play in helping to protect the capital.”
Officers will carry out high-profile policing operations, including automatic number plate recognition checks and high visibility patrols around shopping centres and transport hubs between 9 June and 15 June.
Businesses will also be briefed on the ongoing threat from terrorism and what they can do to protect themselves, their business and London.
The Met’s Commander Simon Bray said: “Everyone has a role to play in keeping London safe from terrorism. This operation sees specialist officers working closely with neighbourhood officers and communities raising awareness of security in London.
“The threat to London from terrorism remains real and serious, so we encourage the public to remain vigilant and alert and to report anything suspicious to police.”
Anyone who has any information about unusual activity or behaviour should contact the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.