Anti-terror police units deployed on London’s streets – SKY NEWS

Anti-terrorism police patrol units are hitting the streets of London in an attempt to spot people carrying out “hostile reconnaissance” and other criminal activity.Lambeth and Wandsworth will be the first areas to see the new patrol units of uniformed and undercover officers from today, and are due to be extended to other boroughs in the coming months.Scotland Yard stressed the move was “not in response to a specific threat”.Operation Servator, as it is known, is a tactic of policing already used by other forces including City of London and British Transport Police.It “is based on extensive research into the psychology of criminals and what undermines their activities”, the Metropolitan Police said.Other units will also be available, including the dogs and boat units and the territorial support unit riot police.

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