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David Videcette, a former Scotland Yard investigator, warned there will be an increase in terrorist attacks across the UK as the terrorists “want to die” and “wanted their names out there”.
Speaking to Daily Star Online, Mr Videcette expressed his concerns as the number of attacks are quickly rising.
He said: “We are going back to the dark days of IRA terrorism when we were having attack after attack after attack.
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We are having attack after attack after attack
David Videcette, a former Scotland Yard investigator
“Looking back to the 1960s, 1970s, 1980s – all that has changed is the names of the people doing it.”
However he insisted that Britain is as “safe as it has ever been”.
He added: “Since 2005 the number of attacks has risen, but Britain is as safe as it has ever been.
“You’ve only go to look at the response last night – responding to the threat very quickly and eliminating it within eight minutes.
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“The police have been quite shrewd and intelligent about what they’re doing – they’ve not released any names.
“They will have identified them, these men wanted to die – they wanted the police to quickly identify them, they want their names out there.
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“You look at what happened in Manchester, where the names got released by the American press very early and it ruined opportunities for police tactics going forward.
“I think they’re going to be very careful about who they release that information to, although I guess at some stage their names will start leaking out.”
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His comments come as police have raided two more east London addresses early on Monday morning in connection with Saturday night’s terror attack.
A Metropolitan Police spokesperson confirmed a police operation was underway in the area from 4.15am and said "a number" of arrests have been made.