London Amber Message – Barcelona Incident 17 August 2017

This CSSC message is sent on behalf of London Protect, and the National Coordinator Protect and Prepare.

We are aware that police are currently responding to an incident in the area around Plaça Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain.
MPS Protective Security Operations Command and the office of the National Coordinator Protect and Prepare are monitoring the incident, and making contact with UK officers based in the region to obtain further information.
Reports indicate that a number of pedestrians were struck by a vehicle. The extent of their injuries have not been confirmed at this stage.
The motive has not been confirmed at this stage, although there are media reports indicating that police are treating the incident as a terrorist incident.
We will provide a further update, if appropriate, once we have an authoritative account of the incident.
The threat level to the United Kingdom from international terrorism remains at SEVERE – a threat is highly likely. Please be ALERT not alarmed.