Meadowhall increases security presence in wake of London terror attack

A Sheffield shopping centre has increased its security presence after Friday's terror attack on the London underground.

Saturday, 16th September 2017, 1:57 pm
Updated Saturday, 16th September 2017, 2:00 pm
Meadowhall has increased its security presence following yesterday's London terror attack

Meadowhall will have more police officers and security personnel at the centre, but a spokesman stressed that there was no specific threat to the shopping centre.

"The safety and security of visitors and staff is our priority and we work very closely with a range of partners, including the police and other emergency services," the centre said in a statement.

"We want to stress there is no specific threat to Meadowhall, but we have implemented a number of additional security measures, including greater visibility of the police and Meadowhall personnel.

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"We all need to remain vigilant, but Meadowhall is open for business as usual and visitors will always be welcome.

"As the response to the recent attacks has demonstrated, we are a united community that will overcome such terrible events."

Meanwhile, a teenager has been arrested by detectives hunting the Parsons Green bomber.

The 18-year-old man was detained on suspicion of being a terrorist by Kent Police in Dover on Saturday morning, Scotland Yard said.