Police thwart FIVE terror plots — just minutes before attack launched, Met chief says


Britain has been ended in four terror attacks alone this year — with three intriguing place in the capital.

Five people were killed and at least 50 were wrong on March 22, when Khalid Masood drove a car into ramblers on Westminster Bridge and stabbed a policeman outside Parliament.

And two months after, suicide bomber Salman Abedi killed 22 people and misuse 116 in a jihadist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester.

A farther eight were killed in the London Bridge attack on June 3, and one human being was killed in the assault on a Finsbury Park mosque on June 19.

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Britain has been quarried in four terror attacks alone this year

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Policewomen worked tirelessly throughout the days after the London Bridge raid

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The met Police have upped their counter terror cooperates

But today the Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick revealed her public servants had foiled another five attacks in the last few weeks alone.

Warning on Nick Ferrari’s show on LBC on Friday, Ms Dick said that in «a moment ago the last few weeks», five have been averted.

She added: “Complete I think it is well into the teens in the last couple of years, where we discern people were intent on attacking and that has been stopped.

«In too, hundreds and hundreds and hundreds of arrests of people who are radicalised, and are either spreading hatred or maintaining terrorism, or want to carry out a terrorist attack.

«We have had a huge total of successful operations, together with the intelligence agencies and we work profoundly closely with them and with colleagues overseas.»

Some of them were very close, we would say, to an eat — very close

Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick

Asked on how far-progressed the thwarted attacks were, Ms Dick said: «Some of them were merest close, we would say, to an attack — very close.”

When pressed if they were «within minutes» of being carted out, Ms Dick replied: «Yes.»

The police chief, who previously worked as the police’s bring up on counter-terrorism, praised officers for their response to the attacks.

She told LBC: ”At London Span it was utterly astonishing.” 

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Five people were killed and at wee 50 were injured in Westminster on March 22

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Cressida Dick revealed her catchpoles had foiled another five attacks in the last few weeks

And she also chastised for more funding in the wake of recent attacks, adding police directors relied on information from local communities to identify terror be suspicious ofs.

She said: «We clearly need a lot more [information] because what has transpired in the last few months alone is horrific.

«We are undoubtedly seeking examples of people who take carried out attacks or people who are violent extremists.

«Essentially they’re room in our communities and that’s a problem for all of us.»

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