Griffin call

Please see the latest update from Project Griffin.

Date: 22/04/2016


Terrorist Threat Levels

From International Severe

From DomesticModerate

Operation Lightning Previous Reports

11th April- Finsbury Avenue

A member of the public reported an Asian male holding a camera and taking photographs of an incident, the male then walked off towards Liverpool street station. He was described as six foot, slim and tall built, with black short length hair. He was in his early thirties, wearing brown shoes and casual clothing. The incident has been investigated and all enquires were deemed non suspicious.

18th April- St Pauls Churchyard

A City of London Police Officer reported an Asian male, walking from the south pavement of st Pauls churchyard, the male was holding a phone out in front of him and appeared to be filming the street and buildings at the location. The male is described as 5ft 10in tall, stocky build, a Mohican style haircut with a black jacket, brown boots carrying a beige coloured ruck sack.

Enquires are continuing

18th April- Fenchurch Street Station

A member of public reported two Asian males taking “selfies” with the train station in the background. The males were described as dressed in black clothing, approximately 25yrs old; no other details were reported .

Enquires are continuing.

20th April- One New Change

A member of security staff reported two white males standing on the 6th floor balcony of One New Change. One of the males had a radio attached to his rucksack shoulder strap, another in his hand. Male 1 is described as average build with light brown short hair. Male 2 is approximately 30, slim build short dark hair, wearing sunglasses, a dark polo shirt, dark jeans and dark trainers.

21st April- Millennium Bridge

A member of public reported a Polish white male, flying a drone close to the bridge and surrounding areas. The male was described as 6 foot, slim build, short dark cropped hair, wearing a dark puffer jacket, purple baseball cap, blue jeans and silver sunglasses.

Enquires are continuing.

Past Events

Thursday 14th April

This is an update on last weeks report at St Mary’s Axe on the 14th of April, CCTV has been reviewed and the incident was deemed as non suspicious.

Monday 18th April

Between 19.00 and 19:30 a group of 6 protestors, held a peaceful protest outside the premises of the Westpac Banking Cooperation, 23 Camomile Street, EC3; it was under the name of a group called “Movement For Justice: By Any Means Necessary”. Several members of the group entered the building but left shortly after. No issues were reported.

Wednesday 20th April

There was a general meeting at Grosvenor hall, 48 protestors attended holding placards and banners. The group were peaceful throughout the protest.

Forthcoming Events

Saturday 23rd

There is a possible planned protest, for the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children, at 11am on Blackfriars Bridge. This is due to be the anniversary of the implementation of the 1967 Abortion Act; approximately 50 protestors are expected to attend.

Wednesday 27th

A protest by ASH (the Action on Smoking and Health) may demonstrate, outside the British American tobacco annual general meeting which is due to take place 10am and 1pm, approximately 100 to 130 protestors are to attend, protestors will be made up of small groups of teachers also attending.

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