Security minister defends government’s communications data bill and warns that al-Qaida threat has not diminished Britain’s emergency services are being trained to tackle a marauding terrorist gun attack in the aftermath of the recent attacks in Toulouse and Norway, the security minister, James Brokenshire, is to disclose on Thursday. In a speech to the Royal United Services Institute in London, the security minister says that the home secretary has ordered a new programme of work to improve the way the emergency services respond to the changing tactics of terrorists. He says that the experiences in Toulouse, where three children and a rabbi were murdered in an shooting attack on a Jewish school in March, and the Oslo bombings and Utøya shootings in which 77 people died last year demonstrated the impact that a lone individual can have if sufficiently motivated. “The overall aim is to ensure that the blue light services are trained and exercised to work together as effectively as possible in response to fast-moving terrorist scenarios, so that as many lives as possible can be saved,” he says.
Emergency services training for threat of terrorist attack
Posted by getsomenews.com on Oct 18, 2012