(JTA) – The United Kingdom is increasing security patrols around Jewish areas in response to recent terrorist attacks in Paris.
“The global picture of terrorist activity does give us heightened concern about the risk to the Jewish community in the U.K.,” said Britain’s assistant police commissioner and lead counter-terrorism official Mark Rowley in a statement Friday.
“In addition to our existing security measures, we are in dialogue with Jewish community leaders about further actions that we will taking, including more patrols in key areas,” Rowley said.
The statement said that these actions were discussed after the attacks in Paris this month that left 17 dead.
Rowley also referenced Thursday’s police raids on an apartment of suspected Islamic radicals in Belgium who were allegedly planning imminent terrorist attacks.
The assistant police commissioner added that the U.K.’s chief constables are discussing ways to address the “deliberate targeting” of police officers.