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7 September 2016, 09:09
Hampshire Police have been taking part in a major exercise to see how prepared they are in the event of a terror attack.
On Tuesday 6th September, officers practised how they would respond to a terrorist firearms attack in a scenario with Thames Valley Police in Oxfordshire.
Today (Wednesday 7 September) they are doing covert surveillance ops before a hostage rescue operation in two buildings in Basingstoke.
Deputy Chief Constable of Thames Valley Police, John Campbell said: “This is one of a number of routine and pre-planned exercises organised across the country to test the response of the emergency services.
If you know anyone you might be potentially vulnerable to being drawn into terrorism or violent extremism you can contact your local police on 101 or visit www.preventtragedies.co.uk for further advice and guidance.