Paris aftermath: UK holds security review meet

Tuesday, January 13, 2015
[PHOTO: Sergeant Tom Robinson RLC/MOD/OGL]
London: Prime Minister David Cameron held a security meeting with senior officials to review the Paris attacks and the risks to the UK of a similar incident.

“Following an intelligence update, they discussed the UK’s preparedness for similar incidents. The relevant police and agencies regularly carry out exercises to test their response to a terror attack, including scenarios similar to the incidents in Paris. The meeting agreed that for future exercises, the relevant agencies should identify whether there are any further specific elements of the Paris attack that should be built into the exercise scenarios. The Prime Minister also asked the police and military to continue to work closely together to ensure that the police can call on appropriate military assistance when required across the country,” a Downing Street spokesperson informed press.

They also discussed the risk posed by firearms, agreeing that UK’s existing tough firearms laws are a very important part of the protections nation has and that it should step up efforts with other countries to crack down on the illegal smuggling of weapons across borders.
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