Police officers in Harrow are to take part in a London-wide operation to increase awareness of their work in counter terrorism.

The two week operation, which started today, is the second of its kind in the capital and will see officers on more regular patrols in busy areas and transport hubs.

They will also be holding crime prevention and awareness stalls in St Ann’s and St George’s shopping centre to give people more information about the work they are doing in counter terrorism policing.

Borough commander for Harrow Simon Ovens said: “Local officers are an integral part of the way the MPS responds to the threat from terrorism whether it is by deterring those who may be involved in terrorist activity through high visibility patrols or briefing businesses on how to protect their premises from attack.

“Operation Penna builds on our engagement with communities and businesses in a variety of ways to counter the threat from terrorism and improve the protection offered to local businesses from a terrorist attack.”