Category Archives: National Security

An Award-Winning Counter-Terrorism eTraining Course Is Now Open To The Public

An award-winning counter-terrorism training course is being made available to the public for the first time. Devised by Counter Terrorism officers and security experts, the Action Counters Terrorism (ACT) Awareness eLearning package was previously only available to staff working in crowded places like shopping centres and entertainment venues. Now Counter Terrorism Policing has decided to open up the training to

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London Bridge Suspect Had Been Sentenced To 16-Years In Prison In 2013 For Terror-Related Offences

More details have emerged regarding the individual who was shot dead by the police during yesterday’s terror-related incident near London Bridge during which two people were murdered and several more were injured.  The Met Police has also released a statement regarding their investigation thus far.  Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said: “The investigation into the attack near London Bridge continues at

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Submarine Carrying Hundreds Of Millions Of Pounds Worth Of Drugs Intercepted In European Waters

Three tonnes of cocaine worth hundreds of millions of pounds on the UK market have been recovered from a submarine intercepted off the coast of Spain. Following an intelligence-led operation involving the National Crime Agency (NCA) and international partners, the Spanish authorities interdicted the semi-submersible submarine – the first of its kind detected in Europe – on Saturday before it

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NCA Investigation Launched After Migrants Found On Yacht

The National Crime Agency (NCA) has begun an investigation after the discovery of eight illegal migrants on a yacht. The vessel, a 46 foot motor cruiser, was intercepted by the Border Force cutter ‘Seeker’ and a coastguard helicopter on 6th November. The boat was escorted into Portsmouth where it was met by the police and Border Force officials.  Eight Albanian

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Terrorism Threat Lowered To ‘Substantial’ From ‘Severe’ For The First Time In Five Years

The UK threat level from terrorism has today (Monday 4 November 2019) been reduced to Substantial – meaning an attack is ‘likely’. The decision to lower the assessment from Severe – meaning an attack is highly likely – was made by the Joint Terrorism Analysis Centre (JTAC).  JTAC is an independent body of experts who evaluate available intelligence alongside terrorist

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Man Admits To Smuggling 60 Guns Into The Country

Irish national Robert Keogh, 37, was stopped at 5 am on Friday 2nd August this year by Border Force officers at the Port of Dover en route from Calais. Keogh left the UK through Dover several days earlier. He told officers he was returning from Europe and had “just been driving around”. However, an initial search of his car, a

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Met Police Confirms Second Officer Was Contaminated With Novichok Following Salisbury Attack

Detectives from the Counter-Terrorism Policing (CTP) network, who are investigating the Novichok attack in Salisbury, have confirmed that traces of the nerve agent have been found in a blood sample which was taken at the time from a second police officer. The officer from Wiltshire Police, who does not wish to be identified, was involved in the response to the

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RAF Quick Reaction Alert Typhoons Scrambled From UK And Estonia To Intercept Russian Aircraft

The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that RAF Quick Reaction Alert (QRA) Typhoon fighter aircraft scrambled from RAF Lossiemouth, with an RAF Voyager from RAF Brize Norton, to monitor two Russian Bear maritime patrol aircraft approaching UK airspace. Meanwhile, RAF Typhoons deployed on NATO Baltic Air Policing also scrambled from Amari airbase to intercept a Russian Bear bomber and two

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Male Detained Under The Terrorism Act After Grenades, A Firearm And A ‘Quantity Of Chemicals’ Found At An Address

The Met Police Counter Terrorism Command is leading a detailed investigation into several suspicious items which were found at an address in Suffolk. A man previously arrested by Suffolk Constabulary on suspicion of a firearms offence has been further arrested on suspicion of a terrorism offence. On Sunday 28th July, officers from Suffolk Constabulary carried out a pre-planned operation at

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HMS Duncan Arrives In The Gulf

HMS Duncan, the Type 45 Destroyer, has arrived in the Gulf as the UK steps up its maritime security operation in the area. A spokesperson for the Ministry of Defence said: “Freedom of navigation is crucial for the global trading system and world economy, and the Government has committed to doing all it can to defend it. “Last week the

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