More armed police to patrol the streets of London in response to terror attack threat

Updated: 00:00 GMT, Jan 1, 1970 | Published: 08:59 GMT, Aug 3, 2016 |

More armed police will be seen on London’s streets from now on, Metropolitan Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan have said.

Sir Bernard said there would be more armed officers at well-known landmarks following terrorist attacks in Europe. He said the aim was to reassure the public and deter would-be attackers.

The Met has already announced it will increase the number of armed officers by 600, bringing the total to 2,800.

The latest announcement comes after 84 people were killed when a lorry ploughed into a large crowd watching a fireworks display in Nice in the south of France last month.