Britain increases security at ports, border after Paris attack 

British police

London, Jan 8: Britain has stepped up security at ports and border points a day after the deadly attack in Paris, though British officials say there is no specific new threat to the country.

More visible border security is seen at Paris’ Gare du Nord, where British border officials check passengers heading to London on the Eurostar trains.

Police and border guards have intensified checks on passengers, on vehicles and on goods coming from France and other parts of Europe.

Prime Minister David Cameron’s office said on Thursday that the national threat level remained at “severe,” the second-highest rung on a five-point scale. That means intelligence officials believe an attack is highly likely.

Home Secretary Theresa May who chaired a meeting of the government’s COBRA security committee said police and border guards have “intensified checks on passengers, on vehicles and on goods coming from France and other parts of Europe.”

The two suspects of the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris on Wednesday that killed 12 people including 8 journalists and 2 policemen are still at large despite a massive manhunt for them.

The Oslo Times

 

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