Met police deployed to help Hurricane Irma response

A team of Met officers are being deployed to the British Virgin Islands to help in the response to Hurricane Irma.

The team, comprising one Inspector, two Sergeants and 14 Constables will board a military flight from Brize Norton to Barbados and from there they'll be deployed to provide policing support to the British Virgin Islands Police Force.

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Peter Terry of the Metropolitan Police said:

"Our thoughts at this terrible time are with all the families in the Caribbean who have lost loved ones or whose lives have been decimated by this disaster.... I know that this will be an arduous and difficult deployment for our officers and am proud that so many officers have offered their assistance so enthusiastically - this speaks volumes for the dedication of those working in the Metropolitan Police and across the country."