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Luton Airport police adopt new counter-terrorism tactics

London Luton Airport Credit: ITV Anglia News

Police officers at London Luton Airport have adopted new counter-terrorism tactics with the hope of deterring potential terrorists and criminals.

The strategy will be used to deter, detect and disrupt a range of criminality, including terrorism.

Project Servator uses both visible and plain-clothed police officers, as well as detection dogs, armed officers, vehicle checkpoints, automatic number plate recognition and CCTV.

Since a trial began in June, results have included seizures totalling £15,000, arrests of people for a range of offences, vehicle seizures, and a significant number of intelligence reports.

"The public shouldn’t be worried if they come across a deployment; in fact I would encourage anyone to talk to the officers to find out more.

"The public can play a key role in keeping the airport community safe by reporting anything that seems out of place, unusual or doesn’t seem to fit with day-to-day life.”

– Inspector Ian Taylor