CSSC MPS Bulletin New Years Eve
At about 10.20 pm GMT an incident took place at the Reina nightclub in Istanbul, Turkey. A statement from the Turkish authorities has indicated that at least 39 people were killed and 69 people were injured. The incident involved the use of firearms and is being investigated as a terrorist incident. The person(s) responsible for the attack have yet to be accounted for.
The Metropolitan Police Service and the National Coordinator Protect and Prepare are monitoring all information available in relation to the incident and officers from the Counter Terrorism Command are liaising with Turkish authorities.
Superintendent Nicholas Aldworth, Head of the MPS Protective Security Command said:
“This is a tragic incident that took place whilst people were attending New Year celebrations in Istanbul. We are monitoring all information available in order to ensure that our policing tactics and security measures are appropriately reviewed and we, along with our partners, are working around the clock to keep our cities and communities as safe as can be. Should any information that is specifically relevant to the protective security of the United Kingdom be received, we will ensure, where possible, that businesses are updated through their CSSC Industry Sector Leads. I recommend that business keep their protective security measures and contingency plans under review and that your staff are familiar with their responsibilities. Employees should be made aware of the advice contained within Stay Safe, which is available to view Here.
“Help us to keep our cities and communities safe, remain vigilant when you are out and about and if you see anything suspicious then let us know using the Anti terrorist hotline 0800 789 321 or 999 in an emergency.”
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