Chemical terrorist attack ‘huge concern’ says London fire chief

January 6, 2017

Britain’s most senior fire chief has warned that the potential for a terrorist chemical attack in the country is a “huge concern”.

Dany Cotton, recently appointed first female commissioner of London Fire Brigade, said she would be increasing the number of chemical attack practice drills carried out by her crews.

She also suggested the public needed more education about what to do in the event of an attack.

Her comments came just days after the security minister warned Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (Isil) terrorists wanted to use chemical weapons in a mass casualty attack against Britain.


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