Don’t be alarmed
The Metropolitan police have extra armed police to patrol various events over the weekend to include rugby at Twickenham between Exeter and the Wasps and the FA cup final in Wembley on Saturday.
Soldiers are already on guard at various locations across the capital with the threat another terror attack could be imminent.
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It is thought that soldiers will not be patrolling at Saturday’s FA cup final, but there will be a heavy presence of armed police.
Chief Superintendent, Jon Williams said: “The focus is the safety and security of fans. Anyone coming to the FA Cup Final or the other play off matches over the weekend will see an increase in police numbers in and around the stadium.”
“This will include extra armed officers on foot patrol around the environs of the Stadium, and the deployment of police armoured vehicles to support road closures.”
“At Twickenham rugby fans will see more armed officers on foot around the stadium.”
“London is a busy and vibrant place to be on any given weekend and this weekend will be no different as the city plays host to a range of top class sporting fixtures and other events.
“Since the change in threat level we have increased our policing levels and deployed a range of different operations and tactics to best protect the capital.
“Policing operations for each event have been thoroughly reviewed with the organisers and we’ve put in place extra measures and officers.
“We are doing everything we can to keep London safe.”
For the first time in history armed police are also now patrolling trains across the UK.
If you are concerned about any suspicious behaviour, or have any information you believe that will help the police, call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline 0800 789 321. You do not have to give your name and all information received via the hotline is confidential.
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