UK: Major emergency services exercise tests response to terrorist attack

The Metropolitan Police, along with other emergency services and statutory partners, has carried out a major live-play exercise this week to test the joint response to a major terrorist incident.

The multi-agency exercise – called Exercise Crystal Peak – took place over two days and involved more than 200 people including emergency responders from blue-light services, specialist counter terrorism (CT) officers, partners from the London Resilience Forum, as well as volunteers playing the role of casualties.

The exercise was not carried out in response to any specific threat or intelligence, but forms part of our regular CT testing and exercising programme.

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Source: Metropolitan Police