Thursday, 17 December 2009

One-Day Police Operation at Leicester Station

By Ben Aulakh

A one day operation was launched at Leicester station last Wednesday 8th November to tackle terrorism and knife crime.

Eight police officers, dog handlers and explosives dogs from the British Transport Police were in place at the station during the morning stopping and searching commuters.

The routine operation was aimed at disrupting and deterring any potential terrorist activity while also reassuring the public that police are active in ensuring their safety.

Sergeant Alan Muggleton from British Transport Police said: ‘These operations are carried out to make the railways as difficult a target for terrorist activity as possible.

‘The terrorist threat remains high nationally and it is important that the police and public alike remain vigilant against possible terrorist activity.”

Hand held scanners and mobile walk- though metal detectors, similar to those used at airports, were in operation.

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