April 1, 2016: UK’s David Cameron has announced creation of teams in regions outside London to respond to potential attacks that will be fully equipped to respond to round the clock threats.
New specialist anti-terrorist response teams will be created in Birmingham, Manchester and other major cities to step up Britain's ability to withstand attacks like those in Paris and Brussels. He announced the same upon arriving from Washington for the Nuclear Security Summit hosted by US president Barak Obama.
Moreover, he announced a series of security set-ups including an increase of more than 1000 armed police officers trained to operate on Britain’s streets by 2018 and the purchase of 40 additional armed police response vehicles.
Funding for the new measures will come from the £143m increase announced as part of the strategic security Defence review to increase armed response capability, the government said.
This outposts are being create upon the resurfacing of intelligence that indicate the ringleader of the Paris attacks and one of the suspects of the Brussels attack have both visited Birmingham and the moves are in a bid to ensure all major cities are adequately protected.