UK: Armed police patrol GCHQ for the first time amid heightened fears of a ‘lone wolf’ terror attack after Copenhagen atrocity

Armed police are now guarding the headquarters of spy agency GCHQ* 24 hours a day amid fears it could be targeted in a terror attack similar to the weekend’s atrocity in Denmark, it was revealed today.

Security has been tightened after the attacks in Copenhagen by lone gunman Omar Abdel Hamid El-Hussein and MI5 believes it is ‘only a matter of time’ before a similar attack in Britain.

For the first time armed Ministry of Defence Police will guard the GCHQ listening station full time in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, in response to the heightened terror threat…

*GCHQ: The Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) is a British intelligence and security organisation responsible for providing signals intelligence (SIGINT) and information assurance to the British government and armed forces