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Counter Terrorism and Contingency

Latest security advice, information and updates

INCIDENT UPDATE, 18 August 2017, Las Ramblas, Barcelona

From London Protect

On Thursday 17th August 2017 at about 16:50 local time a vehicle collided with a significant number of people, whilst traveling at speed, on Las Ramblas, Barcelona, Spain. At this time reports indicate that 13 people were killed and at least 100 people injured during the incident. Reports indicate that the driver of the vehicle made off from the scene and is still unaccounted for. The incident in Las Ramblas is being treated as terrorist related by Spanish authorities.

There are also reports that following the attack that a number of arrests have been made by police. At this time UK police have not been able to verify these incidents, or that other events in Barcelona being reported in the media are connected at this time.

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Next Training: Project Argus, by Counter Terrorism Protective Security, Wednesday, 04 October 2017

There are Spaces Available on the Project Argus Counter Terrorism Event being held on Wednesday, 04 October 2017
For full details, and to book your place email training@fitzroviapartnership.com


Current counter terrorist information and resources

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The Fitzrovia Partnership receive timely updates from the official authorities such as the Metropolitan Police, London Protect, City of London Police and British Transport Police. Sign up to our e-alerts.

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Reporting suspicious behaviour

Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321 or in an emergency call 999 For more information, https://act.campaign.gov.uk

Current Threat Levels

11 May 2016 – 22 May 2017 Severe GB: substantial NI: severe
23 May 2017 – 26 May 2017 Critical GB: substantial NI: severe
27 May 2017 – current Severe GB: substantial NI: severe

See full details on threat levels

London Protect Updates

London Protect is London’s official Counter Terrorism Protective Security Update provided by the Metropolitan Police, City of London police and British Transport Police.

May 2017, London Protect, Monthly Newsletter

24 May 2017, London Protect, Move to CRITICAL

May 2017, London Protect, Security advice for crowded places

London Protect Updates on specific terrorist attacks

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MI5 Updates

For the latest in emergency planning, business security advice and travel advice.
Information from MI5

National Counter Terrorism Security Office

For videos and the latest information on Crowded Places Guidance; Run, Hide, Tell; Advice for Security Managers.
Information from NCTSC

Counter Terrorism and Contingency Planning Training  

Working with the Metropolitan Police, The Fitzrovia Partnership provides numerous Counter Terrorism Training Events and Briefings throughout the year to help members review and develop Business Contingency Plans to help them through any emergency that may take place.

The Training Programme includes Contingency Planning, Counterfeit Note Training, Fraudulent Document Awareness, Mail Handling, Risk Assessments and more.

Contact the team at The Fitzrovia Partnership to register your interest.


Cyber Security

The FALCON Cyber Protect Team has produced five Cyber Awareness Videos, to address the apparent lack of ‘cyber awareness’ identified by the NCSC in its National Cyber Security Strategy 2016-2021. Read more >>