UK on alert as PM chairs COBR


The police have stepped up their security measures on a precautionary basis and UK border force are working with their French counterparts in light of the tighter border controls in France….reports Asian Lite News

Prime Minister David Cameron chaired chaired COBR to assess the security situations after the terror raids in Paris. The UK Ambassador to Paris and the intelligence agencies provided a briefing on the incidents and the situation in Paris.

“While the UK has been working together to ensure we could respond to such an attack since the Mumbai attacks in 2008, Ministers agreed we should review our plans to make sure that we learn any lessons,” a statement added.

Following COBR, the Prime Minister called President Hollande to express his profound condolences. The Prime Minister told the President that the UK stood with France and the French people during this difficult time and we would do all we can to help.

Both leaders reiterated their determination to tackle the threat of terrorism. They agreed to further enhance the close co-operation and information-sharing between the UK and France to ensure we are doing all we can to identify and stop those who threaten us, whether in Syria and Iraq or closer to home. They agreed to stay in touch in the coming days as more information emerges.

Meanwhile, the Union Jack has been lowered to half-mast over Downing St with the French Tricolor alongside as a clear demonstration of our solidarity with the French. The Government has also been working with partners on further expressions of solidarity today – the London Eye, the National Gallery, Tower Bridge and Wembley will be lit up red, white and blue .