Published on 24 May 2017 Sections

Michael Fallon: ‘I utterly reject this has anything to do with the election’

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Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon says the decision to raise the terrorism threat level was made independently and deploying troops in public places, to “backfill” for the police, was a “direct response” to this. He adds that the Government has increased the number of armed police officers in recent years.

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