Cllr Emma Dent Coad, Leader of the Opposition Labour Group in RB Kensington and Chelsea, said of the 7 October arrests of suspects under the Terrorism Act:
‘Councillors in North Kensington work closely with local policing teams – locally, borough-wide and across the tri-borough area – on issues at all levels of severity. We have been kept fully informed about initiatives to prevent and to identify radicalisation.
‘We are confident that these initiatives and protocols are adequate and in place, and the recent arrests of suspects, at what we are told is a very early stage of planning, is testament to this.
‘We would like to congratulate the Borough Commander and our local policing teams, and to assure them that we will all pass on intelligence to the correct quarters when we hear anything of concern.’
The Anti terrorism hotline no is 0800789321.