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Police Patrols Increase In Counter-Terrorism Awareness Drive
Police have been carrying out high-visibility patrols across Scotland in support of a counter-terrorism awareness campaign.
The day of action saw British Transport Police (BTP) officers showing an increased presence in crowded public areas such as Edinburgh Waverley station.
Throughout Counter Terrorism Awareness Week, which runs to December 4, officers across the country aim to provide reassurance to the community and demonstrate the ways in which they work to keep the public safe.
Officers are also reminding the public of their role and ask them to be vigilant when travelling and report anything that does not feel right, for example an unattended item or someone acting suspiciously.
BTP Chief Superintendent John McBride said: ''We should be proud of the fact that we have a largely open and accessible transport network in this country.
''However, this means the police and public must work together to ensure it remains as secure and safe as possible.
''Millions of people travel on our railways every day.
''For commuters, who make the same journey over and over again, it can be easy to become oblivious to their surroundings.
''Working together, utilising the eyes and the ears of rail staff and the public in our surveillance of the transport system, combined with our already substantial CCTV coverage, provides the best opportunity of keeping the network safe by detecting and stopping attacks.''
Firefighters, paramedics and Police Scotland officers are also involved in the campaign.
Police Scotland said 500 resources were being utilised on Friday, with high-visibility patrols and a series of public engagements.
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