Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

The Most Striking Images From London's Terror Attack Training Drill

1.jpg

There’s panic on the streets of London. But tell Morrissey it's OK - it's just a drill.

Though you might not think it at first glance.

In the first of a two-day operation, numerous anti-terrorist drills by the Metropolitan Police and armed services have been taking place across the capital today, causing plenty of bemused glances and worried looks from onlookers as 'lone gunmen' fire fake bullets, pretend bystanders get hit, injured people lay with limbs missing and SAS troops swoop in to save the day.

Codenamed Operation Strong Tower (someone’s been playing themselves a bit too much Call Of Duty), the exercise is the largest ever terror attack drill undertaken in London and involves over 1,000 police staff and emergency responders, all acting out a number of terror attack scenarios in a bid to ramp up security efforts in the wake of the mass shooting over in Tunisia - though the Met have stated the drills were planned before the Tunisia attack.

Scores of Britons were fatally wounded among the Western holidaymakers targeted this past weekend, fueling fears of an attack on home soil. As it stands, the UK's threat level remains on 'Severe', meaning 'an attack is highly likely'; just one below Critical, which means 'an attack is expected imminently'.

Here are some of the most striking images from today's exercises.





Related

met.jpeg

London to equip police with 20,000 body cameras by 2016

rexfeatures_1218088d.jpg

Should Drugs Be Decriminalised? The Lib Dems Think So

2.jpg

Why police detective partnerships work

la2.jpg

Ryan Gattis on his new novel 'All Involved'

MI 5 TV Saison IV 2006_010.jpg

Why Spooks Is Very Worthy Of Its Big-Screen Revival

2.jpg

Detroit police issue arrest charges for Shepard Fairey

Comments

More

Sam Smith's pubs have banned swearing

Fuck off, mate

by Emily Reynolds
21 Apr 2017

Ugo Ehiogu leaves behind a musical legacy as well as a footballing one

He helped set up a big-name record label

by Matt Tate
21 Apr 2017

New research suggests introverts make better CEOs

Better ask for that promotion, if you can manage it

by Emily Reynolds
21 Apr 2017

You soon could be able to vote with a selfie

New app could increase young voter turnout

by Emily Reynolds
21 Apr 2017

This is the best way to pay tribute to Ugo Ehiogu

The Spurs Under-23 coach sadly passed away this morning

by Matt Tate
21 Apr 2017

This simple trick will let you know if you smell bad

Without having to sniff your armpit in public

by Emily Reynolds
21 Apr 2017

German police reveal crazy financial motive behind Dortmund attack

It was seemingly nothing to do with Islamic extremism

21 Apr 2017

A man dressed as a fish finger will challenge Tim Farron for his seat

These are going to be the longest seven weeks in history

by Tom Mendelsohn
21 Apr 2017

These painfully honest election posters are better than the real thing

Attention Tory, Labour, Lib Dem, UKIP, SNP & Green Party HQs: we've got you covered

by Dave Fawbert
21 Apr 2017

Here's how to vote if you want to keep the Tories out

If it's anyone-but-the-Conservatives for you, then this is what you need to do

by Emily Reynolds
20 Apr 2017