Dating a deployed soldier
Dating a deployed soldier
Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said military personnel would secure 12 sites north of the border under Operation Temperer, which is being enacted after security experts warned the UK Government that another terrorist attack could be imminent.Ms Sturgeon stressed 'no specific threat to Scotland has been identified' and added that soldiers were not expected to be deployed on the streets of Scotland.
While similarly stating there is no specific threat to the region, Merseyside Police Chief Constable Andy Cooke also pointed out there will 'a visible presence' of police officers in and around key locations.
The team had planned an open top bus tour to show off the Premier League trophy and hope to add the FA Cup in Saturday's final with Arsenal.
But following consultation with the authorities - and with the terror threat raised to 'critical' - it has been determined 'it would be inappropriate' for the parade to go ahead.
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick said: 'The military are here and a number of locations in London in order to allow us, the police, to put more armed officers on the streets to support the public, and to protect the public and to protect events.'Ms Dick said there were 'clearly a number of unknowns' since the attack on Monday and security services needed to get 'a better understanding' of the situation before the threat level could be reduced.
She added: 'We are immensely grateful to our military colleagues.
He told Sky News: 'I think there is a risk in leaving them on guard duty too long; in a way that becomes routine and is not what the soldiers have been trained for.'I would hope as soon as they can get to the bottom of this network, the threat level will come down and the troops will go back to barracks.
'There is a risk in having them there other than for the very short term.'Lord Ricketts said we should not be 'deterred from our way of life' and said sporting events, concerts and big gatherings should go ahead.' He also questioned whether enough was being done to remove materials from the internet which 'might incite violence and hatred'.Police rushed to two incidents in London today as they stepped up patrols and carried out more searches.A man with a knife was tackled by eight officers outside Buckingham Palace.She said: 'What this means in Scotland is that military personnel will be used at civil nuclear and Ministry of Defence sites.'There are a total of 12 such sites in Scotland, nine Ministry of Defence and three civil nuclear sites.These sites, which are not accessible to the general public, will be secured by the military as of today.' Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins has said there are no military personnel patrolling the streets of Manchester and there are no plans for them to do so.But the Met said the incident was not terror-related.