London will never give in to fanatics says police chief Rudd: Tube probe arrest ‘signifcant’
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DEFIANT CHIEF LONDON’S police chief yesterday vowed the capital would never give into terror.
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick spoke as she joined an increased police presence on the streets, travelling on the Tube to Waterloo Station and patrolling the South Bank.
The Commissioner said: “London has not stopped after other terrible attacks and it will not stop after this one.
“The public seem to be very positive about the number of officers that we have. The great thing about London is we don’t give in, we don’t give in to terrorists, we never have and we carry on.
“So the transport system is running just as it ever did and events are going ahead. People are out and about. I’ve spoken to lots of Londoners, tourists and business people. People are here and I would say, carry on about your business and secondly, of course, be vigilant.”
“Don’t be alarmed but make sure you tell us anything that worries you.”
Of the investigation into Friday’s Tube bomb, she added: “We are making some very considerable progress.” HOME Secretary Amber Rudd said the arrest of an 18-year-old man over the Tube terror attack was “very significant” – but she could not say whether he had been on the police’s radar.
Speaking after a meeting of the Government’s emergency Cobra committee, she said: “This is a very significant arrest, the police have made very good progress. But the operation is ongoing and we will have to wait to hear from them about any more information.
“There is no doubt that this was a serious IED. It was good fortune that it did so little damage. But we are very sympathetic of course to all the people that did get affected by it.
“We will have to take all steps that we can to ensure the sort of materials that this man was able to collect become more and more difficult to combine together. We always learn from these incidents.”