The capital’s police forces have urged Londoners to be vigilant and report any unusual behaviour which may be terrorist-related after a bomb threat was received earlier today.
A statement issued by the Metropolitan and City of London police forces say they and British Transport Police are “working closely together and all officers have been advised to be a highly vigilant to ensure the safety of London.”
Police say Londoners “should continue to go about their business” but asks anyone concerned about any unusual activity or behaviour which may be terrorist-related to the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321.
Scotland Yard says: “The threat level from Irish-related terrorism has not increased and remains at substantial meaning that an attack is a strong possibility. The threat level was raised in September 2010 from moderate to substantial.
This is lower than the overall threat to the UK from international terrorism which remains at severe.”
The statement reminds the public that in the event of an emergency they should always dial 999.