Terrorists pose new challenge for police

PUBLISHED: 19:33 24 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:58 15 June 2010

NOBODY ever suspected Exeter would be the target of a bomb attack. That is what the vice chairman of Devon and Cornwall Police Authority told a public meeting in Honiton last week.

NOBODY ever suspected Exeter would be the target of a bomb attack.That is what the vice chairman of Devon and Cornwall Police Authority told a public meeting in Honiton last week.Mike Bull praised Devon and Cornwall Constabulary's response and said officers had been working with Scotland Yard in the wake of an incident in the Giraffe Restaurant, in Princesshay."It was an efficient and quick response," he said, revealing he was privy to a briefing on the situation."This sort of incident did not arise 10 years ago," Mr Bull told the meeting. "Individual forces were not equipped to deal with counter terrorism and cross- border crime. They have to be now."Mr Bull was giving an example of how policing had been required to adapt to new challenges.


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