London’s policing headquarters – Scotland Yard – ordered extra police to patrol the capital’s underground tube system after a terrorist stabbing attack at the weekend, but have pulled the extra officers off duty just days later.
The extra staff from the British Transport Police started their reassurance patrols on Sunday following the stabbing on Saturday which left three injured.
Dismissed by some as a mental health related incident, London’s Scotland Yard police headquarters categorised the stabbing as a terrorist attack shortly after the arrest.
Muhaydin Mire, 29, was eventually taken down by officers after he slashed the throat of a commuter at Leytonstone station in East London, screaming “this is for Syria” and “all of your blood will be spilled”.
The Somalian migrant was not successful in killing anyone on that occasion. Bystander footage showed a large amount of blood pooled on the station floor.
In a move that may be seen as complacent in the face of hard-to-detect terror killers who need only a kitchen knife and self-radicalising Islamist propaganda to kill, the police have now announced the end of extra patrols.
Although this alerts would-be Islamist killers security around their richest targets will now be less, the force have not gone as far as stating exactly when they will end.
A police spokesman told the Guardian newspaper: “We review our resources and deployment all the time and deploy our resources as necessary”.
Muhaydin Mire has now been charged with attempted murder for the attack. Breitbart London visited the East London street where Mire lived, to investigate what the European Union has identified as the most transient area in the whole continent.
Reporting from East London, we found “a deeply run down area populated by recent immigrants who spoke little English and according to one local had “no sense of community”.
“One woman said that a drug dealer lived in the flat next to Mire; another alleged that he was an associate of a “very dangerous… Egyptian man” who had attacked other residents. Everyone we spoke to warned about the lack of community in the area, caused by mass migration and a rapidly changing population that could barely communicate with itself”.