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New Year’s Eve security tightened post-Berlin attack

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Published: 12:37 GMT, Dec 31, 2016 |
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Security at outdoor New Year’s Eve events around the UK has been “modified” following the lorry attacks in Berlin and Nice this year.

In London – where 100,000 tickets have been sold to watch the fireworks – more armed officers will be deployed and concrete barriers will be in use.

There will also be more places around the city where vehicles will be banned. Greater Manchester Police has said it will also step up crowd protection in the wake of the Berlin attack.

British Transport Police will “extend” its regular armed patrols across the nation’s rail network, and there will also be armed officers on the London Underground.

Metropolitan Police Detective Superintendent Phil Langworthy said 3,000 officers will patrol the streets in London.

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