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Terrorist attacks

INCIDENT, Westminster incident, London – 14 August 2018

From Cross-Sector Safety and Security Communications (CSSC)

Shortly after 7.30BST on Tuesday 14 August, a car was involved in a collision in front of the Houses of Parliament. That vehicle collided with cyclists and pedestrians before hitting a barrier and coming to a stop. The driver of the car, who was alone in the vehicle, was arrested at the scene by armed officers who were already nearby. The man, who was in his late 20s, was arrested on suspicion of terrorism offences and was been taken to a south London police station.

Read more in the UK Protect Incident Advisory Bulletin.

Incident— Liege, Belgium — Tuesday 29 May 2018

The National Co-ordinator Protect and Prepare (NCPP) reported an incident that took place in Liege, Belgium that occurred at about 10.30 am local time on Tuesday 29th May 2018.
Reports indicate that a male attacked two police officers with a knife, then took one of their firearms before shooting both officers.
A third person who was in a motor vehicle nearby was also shot during the incident. The attacker apparently took a person hostage in a nearby school before being shot by police.
At the time, whilst there were indications that this could be terrorist related, the motive behind the incident has not been confirmed by authorities.

Incident— Barcelona, Spain — Thursday 17th August 2017
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.

Incident — Cambrils, Spain — Friday 18th August 2017
At about 01:00 hours local time, Friday 18th August 2017 a car collided with a number of people and injured several people, including a police officer, in Cambrils, Spain. Cambrils is located 62 miles south west of Barcelona. One of the injured is reported to be in a critical condition. Police quickly responded and the five suspects in the vehicle were shot and fatally wounded. The incident in Cambrils is being treated as terrorist related by Spanish authorities.

Earlier this morning the Catalonia’s Interior Minister, Joaquin Forn, told local radio that the vehicle attacks on Las Ramblas and in Cambrils “follow the same trail”. He also confirmed that the person who drove a van into crowds at the tourist hotspot remains at large.

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Project Argus, by Counter Terrorism Protective Security

Wednesday, 04 October 2017

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For full details of the incident, please refer to the official updates from London Protect:

18 August, London Protect, Barcelona Update


INCIDENT UPDATE, 21 June 2017, Central Railway Station, Brussels

From London Protect

‘We are aware that an incident that has taking place at the Central Railway Station, Brussels, Belgium, earlier this evening, and are monitoring the incident and making contact with our officers based in Brussels to obtain further information.

We will provide a further update, if appropriate, once we have an authoritative account of the incident.

The threat level to the Untied Kingdom from international terrorism remains at SEVERE – a threat is highly likely. Please be ALERT not alarmed.’

See It. Say It, Sorted – We’re asking rail passengers and people who use railway stations to help keep themselves and others safe by reporting unusual items or activity on the railway.

See It.

Please remain vigilant for anything that seems out of place or unusual on trains or at stations. This could include:

  • Someone being somewhere they shouldn’t be, for example trying to get through a door marked ‘no entry’
  • An unattended bag
  • Someone checking security arrangements, for example filming CCTV cameras at a station
  • Someone avoiding rail staff and police officers
  • Someone who could be concealing something under their clothing.

Say It.

If you see something that doesn’t feel right, we want to hear from you. Let us decide if what you have seen or what you know is important.

You should tell a member of rail staff or a police officer what you have seen. You can also call us on 0800 40 50 40, or text us on 61016.

In an emergency, always call 999.


We will check any information you give us thoroughly. Every day we receive reports about suspicious behaviour or unusual activity from members of the public and we take your information seriously.



INCIDENT UPDATE, 20 June 2017, Finsbury Park, London

From London Protect

Summary of CSSC Bridge Call – Finsbury Park, London – Monday 19th June

Police were called just after 0020hrs 18 June to reports of a van in collision with pedestrians, at the junction of Seven Sisters Road, N4 and Whadcoat Road, N4.

A van hired from Wales, was driven into a crowd of people outside the Muslim Welfare House on Seven Sisters Road, Finsbury Park. This was close to two local mosques. The assailant left the van and was pinned to the ground by the surrounding crowd.

Metropolitan Police and London Ambulance Service were called. The driver of the van is a 48 year old male from Wales. He was found and detained by members of the public at the scene and then arrested by police in connection with the incident.


For full details of the incident, please refer to the official updates from London Protect:

19 June, London Protect, Finsbury Park Initial Alert

19 June, London Protect Conference Call Summary



INCIDENT UPDATE, 03 June 2017, London Bridge, London

From London Protect

On 03 June at 22:08hrs the Metropolitan Police began to receive reports that a vehicle had struck pedestrians on London Bridge. The vehicle continued to drive from London Bridge to Borough Market.

The suspects then left the vehicle and a number of people were stabbed, including an on-duty British Transport Police officer who was responding to the incident at London Bridge. He received serious but not life-threatening injuries.

Armed officers responded quickly, confronting three male suspects who were shot and killed in Borough Market within eight minutes of the first call. The suspects were wearing what looked like explosive vests but these were later established to be hoaxes.

For full details of the incident, please refer to the official updates from London Protect:

04 June, London Protect, London Bridge Update


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