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BREAKING 12.35 pm GMT Irish Republicans Terrorists have issued London with advance warning of a Bomb in London is for central London. Statement from MET Police this is a "Coded" warning.
Police have been carrying out a security search on the Mall after a coded warning of a bomb threat to central London from Irish Republicans. Officers first shut the area at 5am this morning (May 16) after reports a manhole cover was found disturbed near to Clarence House.Mall Security Promo Specialist divers with breathing apparatus have been on the scene searching underground. Security checks are now being carried out, which police have told LBC are focused on the Mall. The Metropolitan Police has also carried out a controlled explosion on nearby Northumberland Avenue on a suitcase which turned out not to be suspicious. It has now been given the all clear - but officers are still at a Government building on Carlton Terrace nearby. It follows a break in at the institute of Government last night which is now crime scene.
Coded warning Recieved last Night
A bomb threat warning has been received relating to central London today. The threat is not specific in relation to location or time. The Metropolitan Police Service, City of London Police and British Transport Police are working closely together and all officers have been advised to be a highly vigilant to ensure the safety of London. Policing operations and contingency planning remain under constant review and a wide range of overt and covert tactics will continue to be used in London. At this time Londoners should continue to go about their business as usual but we encourage the public to remain vigilant and report any information about unusual activity or behaviour which may be terrorist-related to the confidential Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321. In the event of an emergency always dial 999. The threat level from Irish-related terrorism has not increased and remains at substantial meaning that an attack is a strong possibility. The threat level was raised in September 2010 from moderate to substantial. This is lower than the overall threat to the UK from international terrorism which remains at severe.
Not that strange, "they" said that they'd do something. Maybe this is it.
Originally posted by CharterZZ
Strange the queen is to visit ireland soon.
Originally posted by infinite
I remember the IRA campaign very well, as someone from Northern Ireland.
Intelligence services have been investigation a possible link of Islamic extremist financing the Real IRA and others, in order to carry out attacks on the UK. The enemy of my enemy is my friend...
Originally posted by infinite
IF, and I mean if, any attack would be low key and nothing like the Provisional IRA. The group does not have the numbers to carry out a sustainable campaign against the mainland.