A major exercise to test the emergency services and Government response to a terrorist attack will be held in central London over the next two days.
Starting today, Tuesday, 30 June, the exercise – named Operation Strong Tower – will test the response to terrorists armed with firearms.
This operation, which has been planned for over six months, is part of the Government’s regular National Counter Terrorism Programme of exercises and has been developed jointly by the Metropolitan Police Service and the Home Office. Over 14 different organisations and agencies are taking part.
During the first day of the exercise the tactical response on the ground will be visible to media and passers-by outside the disused Aldwych underground station in Surrey Street, WC2. Surrey Street will be closed to traffic for the day.
This information was sourced from the Met website;