Soldiers will be deployed to guard Buckingham Palace and other ‘key locations’ across Britain in an extraordinary step after Theresa May warned that a fresh terror attack on the UK may be ‘imminent’.
Around 1,000 military personnel will be deployed on Britain’s streets in response to the worst terrorist attack for over a decade – the first time such a step has been take in almost 15 years.
The Changing of the Guard ceremony has also been cancelled today, the Houses of Parliament are closed to non-passholders and tours have been stopped indefinitely.
Troops will act as armed guards at Downing Street, the Palace of Westminster and foreign embassies, Scotland Yard said this morning.
It is the first time troops have been deployed to Britain’s streets since 2003, when Tony Blair sent tanks to guard Heathrow during another terror scare.