Armed police will patrol London against Muslim attacks on New Year’s Eve

Armed police will patrol London on New Year’s Eve, along with covert officers and dog units, as part of Scotland Yard’s plan to meet any threat as people celebrate the end of a year marked by major terrorist incidents in the UK.

While the Metropolitan police said there was no specific threat, they urged people to remain vigilant. “The policing plan has been developed and reviewed following the tragic incidents that have occurred through the year,” Supt Nick Aldworth said on Thursday.

“We will have the right response of officers at the right locations; this will be a mix of overt and covert officers deployed, as well as dogs, and the use of CCTV and automatic numberplate recognition.