Election 2017: Security ‘upgraded’ around Bromley polling stations after London Bridge and Manchester terror attacks
PUBLISHED: 10:11 06 June 2017 | UPDATED: 17:00 06 June 2017
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Bromley goes to the polls on Thursday
Security is set to be beefed-up around Bromley’s polling stations as voters prepare to go to the polls on Thursday.
The assurance comes after seven people were killed in London Bridge on Saturday night, when three terrorists ploughed intro pedestrians along the bridge in a van,
The terrorists then left the vehicle, launching a knife attack in Borough Market, before they were shot dead by armed police eight minutes after the initial 999 call.
On Tuesday, the trio were named as Khuram Butt, Rachid Redouane and Youssef Zaghba.
The attack came less than two weeks after 23 people were killed including a suicide bomber who detonated at Manchester Arena after an Ariana Grande concert.
A spokesperson from Bromley council added: “The Council always works closely with the police regarding security during every election. We had already reviewed and upgraded our plans for the General Election on Thursday and, in addition, we are drawing the attention of our polling staff to enhanced advice and guidance.
“It is important that everyone is vigilant and we all play our part by reporting anything suspicious or any unusual behaviour to police on 0800 789 321 or by calling 999 in an emergency.”
A Met Police spokesperson added: “Following the attack on Saturday night a full review of the policing operation for Thursday has been carried out.
“Every borough will have a specific, dedicated policing operation.
“Across London there will be a specialist and highly flexible operation in place that can deploy and respond as needed.”
Following the trip to the polls, make sure to stay on our website to stay up to date with the latest election coverage.
From the early hours of Friday morning, we will be updating each constituency’s results and getting reaction from candidates.
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