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Security increased in Gibraltar following London attacks

Gibraltar - 22nd March 2017 - Pedestrians delayed at the crossing of the road by the runway as security measures increased due to increased vigilance following the London attacks. Security was stepped up across Gibraltar following the attacks in London today. The British Overseas territory, a thousand miles away from London, responded immediately to the attacks in London with armed police focusing their patrols across the city centre. In other parts cross border controls with Spain were stepped up increasing the delays in crossing the border with an almost 2hr delay in crossing. The Deputy Chief Minister also called an emergency meeting of COBRA at Number Six Convent Place.Security was also stepped up across all military base installations. UPDATE - 21.35hrs - In a statement issued by the Gibraltar Contingency Council a spokesman said – “The Gibraltar Contingency Council [GCC] met at 7pm today, to consider the implications of today’s events in London in regard to the security of Gibraltar. The GCC concluded that there was no intelligence to suggest that there was a threat to Gibraltar, or any operational requirement to raise Gibraltar’s security threat level from Substantial.”
“The GCC will continue to closely monitor events in London. Concurrently, the Royal Gibraltar Police’s operational posture will continue to be reviewed, and the public can expect to see an increased uniformed police presence. The public are asked to remain vigilant and to report any security concerns to the Royal Gibraltar Police.”
“The GCC would also like to reassure the public, that today’s events of increased vehicular and pedestrian delays exiting Gibraltar, was unconnected.”
UPDATE - 21.35hrs - In a statement issued by the Gibraltar Contingency Council a spokesman said – “The Gibraltar Contingency Council [GCC] met at 7pm today, to consider the implications of today’s events in London in regard to the security of Gibraltar. The GCC concluded that there was no intelligence to suggest that there was a threat to Gibraltar, or any operational requirement to raise Gibraltar’s security threat level from Substantial.”
“The GCC will continue to closely monitor events in London. Concurrently, the Royal Gibraltar Police’s operational posture will continue to be reviewed, and the public can expect to see an increased uniformed police presence. The public are asked to remain vigilant and to report any security concerns to the Royal Gibraltar Police.”
“The GCC would also like to reassure the public, that today’s events of increased vehicular and pedestrian delays exiting Gibraltar, was unconnected.”

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