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UK: Metropolitan Police Acting Commissioner retells witnessing Westminster attack03:02

UK: Metropolitan Police Acting Commissioner retells witnessing Westminster attack

United Kingdom, London
March 23, 2017 at 12:06 GMT -00:00 · Published

Acting Commissioner of the Metropolitan police, Craig Mackey, recalled witnessing Wednesday's attack near the Houses of Parliament, in an address to press outside New Scotland Yard on Thursday. Mackey's comments came after members of the board of Scotland Yard held a minute of silence for those killed in the attack.

On the police's response, Mackey explained that the force are using a two-pronged approach utilising both a "reassurance work" and also "high visibility patrols" across London.

"The work we have done over many years, practising and exercising for scenarios like yesterday, has helped. But nothing prepares people and nothing prepares families for the reality of what has occurred yesterday", said the Acting Commissioner.

Mackey will attend the cabinet's Cobra committee later in the day for an update into the investigation and to co-ordinate the response.

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Acting Commissioner of the Metropolitan police, Craig Mackey, recalled witnessing Wednesday's attack near the Houses of Parliament, in an address to press outside New Scotland Yard on Thursday. Mackey's comments came after members of the board of Scotland Yard held a minute of silence for those killed in the attack.

On the police's response, Mackey explained that the force are using a two-pronged approach utilising both a "reassurance work" and also "high visibility patrols" across London.

"The work we have done over many years, practising and exercising for scenarios like yesterday, has helped. But nothing prepares people and nothing prepares families for the reality of what has occurred yesterday", said the Acting Commissioner.

Mackey will attend the cabinet's Cobra committee later in the day for an update into the investigation and to co-ordinate the response.

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