Friday, November 10, 2006

Elite Anti-Terror Unit Planned for Manchester

A group of 300 elite anti-terrorism officers is to be established in Manchester to create a "hostile environment" for terrorists across the North-West. Two other groups are being planned for Yorkshire and the West Midlands; areas where the terror threat is greatest.

Greater Manchester Police had established their own anti-terror branch containing about 20 officers; they have been involved in many raids. This new force will be all the more effective; necessary when the scale of the problem has been revealed (see today's other story).