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Met Police Rubbish Cancelled Leave Hoax

Monday 1st September 2014

The Met Police have confirmed that rumours of all police leave being cancelled is entirely untrue.

A hoax has been spreading round the internet, claiming that all Met officers have been called to work for 4am today.

However, Chief Superintendent Paul Brogden from the British Transport Police has insisted there is no truth to the reports.

He tweeted:


The viral message has been prompted following the government's decision to raise the terror threat level from 'substantial' to 'severe' due to the threat of IS jihadis.

However, Home Secretary Theresa May insisted that while that meant a terrorist attack was "highly likely", there is no specific intelligence of an imminent attack.