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Tri-force commendation ceremony to mark the bravery of Londoners

  • Bravery of Londoners to be celebrated at special ceremony.
  • Held by City of London Police, British Transport Police and the Metropolitan Police Service 
  • 200 Officers, staff and public to be recognised for their actions during incidents at Westminster, Finsbury Park and London Bridge. 

The bravery of Londoners will be celebrated at a special ceremony held by the capital’s three police forces today (4/12).

This is the first commendation ceremony that seeks to celebrate the work of the three forces who serve London, with the City of London Police, British Transport Police and the Metropolitan Police Service recognising the efforts of officers, staff and members of the public during the incidents at Westminster, Finsbury Park and London Bridge.

The ceremony, being held in the City, will see around 200 people receiving commendations for their actions during those incidents, presented by the City of London Police Commissioner, the British Transport Police Chief Constable and Metropolitan Police Commissioner.

Amongst those receiving commendations will be officers, colleagues from the emergency services and members of the public who showed immense bravery and made incredible efforts to save lives during the three terrorist attacks.

The Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, Cressida Dick, said: “In the face of these horrific attacks, London’s police officers, the emergency services and members of the public stood together and sent out a defiant message that we will not be defeated by those who sought to bring terror to London’s streets.

“Those who went to help did not know the threat they faced, yet they did not hesitate to run to assist people who needed help and to confront those intent on causing harm.

“These were exceptional circumstances that brought out exceptional acts of bravery, professionalism and kindness. I am immensely proud that London’s police forces can, together, recognise some of these acts at this commendation ceremony.”

British Transport Police Chief Constable Paul Crowther said: “This year has seen Londoners facing adversity a number of times and on each occasion, we can say with confidence that they have demonstrated the very best of humanity.

“Each incident, though incredibly tragic, has shown the way that the emergency services work together alongside the public, to stop terrorists, save lives and to protect each other. We continue to train, we continue to work together and we will continue to protect the public from those who mean to do us harm.

“I am proud to present commendations today to officers from BTP, the Met and City of London, as well as the incredible members of the public who went above and beyond what was ever expected of them.”

Ian Dyson, Commissioner of the City of London Police, said: “We are very proud to host this auspicious event. 

“A service celebrating the staff from across British Transport Police, the Met and the City of London Police is the perfect metaphor for how London’s three police forces work seamlessly together to protect the communities of this great capital.” 

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