London - target for further terrorist attacks

The head of police anti-terrorist forces in London said in an interview published Thursday that he has been disappointed by the slow development of contacts with the Muslim community. Andy Hayman, assistant commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, said building ties started from a low baseline. "We have close links with the Muslim community but the next step is getting them to share information," Hayman was quoted as saying in an interview with The Guardian. "I fully understand how difficult that is, the repercussions of arrests and so on, but that has to be weighed against the mass loss of life that could result from further atrocities."

Hayman added that London was a "prime target" for further attacks, reports the AP. I.L.

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