The Met Police are urging Londoners and visitors involved in Sunday’s 35th Marathon to remain extra vigilant for potential terrorist attacks.
Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu, Specialist Operations said:
Ahead of a number of major public events in the UK this weekend, including Anzac Day commemorations and the London Marathon – and in light of recent alleged plans to attack Anzac Day events and police officers overseas – we are reminding the public to be vigilant.
While there is no information to suggest a specific threat to these events in the UK – and the current national threat level remains unchanged – we would like to reiterate our long-standing advice to remain vigilant and alert.
The UK’s Security Service, MI5, continues to assess the threat level to London and the rest of Britain as severe.
This means that an attack from international terrorism is highly likely.
DAC Basu said:
As ever we would urge the public to get in touch to report anything suspicious by calling the confidential anti-terrorist hotline on 0800 789 321 or in an emergency by calling 999.
We would like to reassure the public that police forces have reviewed security plans for this weekend’s events to ensure they are safe and secure for all those attending or involved, and that the public are encouraged to continue with their plans to attend or take part in these great events.