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Policing operation at the Parliamentary estate around Brexit

News   •   Jan 08, 2019 10:43 GMT

Statement on policing operation at the Parliamentary estate around Brexit

Deputy Assistant Commissioner Laurence Taylor for Met Operations said: “Police continue to assess if any crimes have been committed following a third party report of a public order offence on Monday, 7 January, in the area of College Green, SW1.

“If a crime has been committed the matter will be fully investigated.

“There has been no arrest at this stage.

“An ongoing policing operation at the Parliamentary estate around Brexit continues and we have an appropriate policing plan in place. Our role is to facilitate peaceful protest and balance the needs and rights of all those present, including protestors, MPs and members of the public.

“We will deal robustly with incidents of harassment and abuse against anyone where that harassment or abuse constitutes a criminal offence.

“Officers in the area have been briefed to intervene appropriately where they hear or see breaches of the law.“