July 2nd, 2007 10:31 EST
Scotland Yard Security incidents update
Officers from the MPS Counter Terrorism Command have today (2 July 2007) been granted warrants of further detention for three people arrested in connection with events in London and Glasgow on 29 June 2007 and 30 June 2007.
The warrants allow them to be detained until Saturday 7 July 2007.
Those in custody at a central London police station are a 26-year-old man and a 27-year-old woman arrested on the northbound M6 motorway and 26-year-old man arrested in Liverpool.
A further four people remain in custody in Scotland.
Searches remain ongoing in Liverpool and Staffordshire.
Two days on from the incidents in London the MPS is continuing to deploy enhanced levels of policing across the Capital.
As Londoners return to work today they may notice an additional police presence at mainline stations and on the Capital's streets. This is designed to act as a highly visible reassurance.
Officers from the three London forces, MPS, British Transport Police and City of London , are working closely together to ensure the police presence is replicated across the Capital.
There will continue to be directed patrols by Armed Response Vehicles around transport hubs.
As a visible deterrent and disruptive tactic officers will continue to use their powers of stop and search under the Terrorism Act.
The enhanced measures at both Heathrow and London City Airport continue.
Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur said:
"I would like to praise the public for showing such resilience during this challenging time for London."It is important that people continue to carry on with their normal daily lives whilst remaining alert and vigilant and reporting anything suspicious to the police.
"Incidents of this nature cause disruption, which we will try and keep to a minimum, but we are immensely grateful to the public for their continued patience and support."I'd like to reassure the public that we're doing everything possible to make them safe by putting out extra patrols and deploying other protective measures.
safety and security is our number one priority."