11am on Sunday 19th March, 2017
The scene of a fierce mock gun battle between hundreds of armed officers and police posing as terrorists shortly after 11am on Sunday 19th March on the Thames. At least one “body”, played by a volunteer, was thrown overboard from the River Cruises boat "Eltham".
"Commander BJ Harrington, head of the Met’s public order command, said the exercise was not in response to any specific intelligence about an impending marine attack. But he noted that recent terrorist incidents in the rest of Europe showed how would-be attackers have found varied ways to inflict harm.
"He said: “It’s important to point out that the exercise has not been designed in response to any specific threat. There’s no information that we have that we’re preparing for.
“Of course, we have seen a number of incidents abroad in the past few years: Nice, Berlin – we have seen different methodologies developing, and, of course, the river runs right through London, so why wouldn’t we prepare for that.”" https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2017/mar/19/massive-anti-terrorism-drill-on-thames-cruise-shipSee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1N_nq5gNLLg
Only three days later!
Wednesday 22nd March, 2017.
The unfortunate victim, Andreea Cristea, 29.
Terrorist attack on Westminster. A Romanian woman thrown into Thames and rescued by river boat. Is this the woman? And the fire rescue boat on hand? Lucky. Note the same River Cruise company but different boat - 'Millenium Diamond' - is involved in both exercises.