Contingency plans to deal with escaped zoo animals (1)

Meeting: 
MQT on 2016-11-16
Session date: 
November 16, 2016
Reference: 
2016/4288
Question By: 
Steve O'Connell
Organisation: 
GLA Conservatives
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

Pursuant to Question 2015/3308, what assessment has been made of the Metropolitan Police Service's response to the recent incident in London Zoo where a gorilla escaped its enclosure?

Answer

Answer for Contingency plans to deal with escaped zoo animals (1)

Answer for Contingency plans to deal with escaped zoo animals (1)

Answered By: 
The Mayor

On the 25th October 2016, SCO19 Specialist Firearms Command Contingency Planners and SCO22 Emergency Preparedness & Business Continuity officers attended a debrief with London Zoo regarding the recent incident. 

Agency response was reviewed from both MPS and London Zoo perspectives.  It was determined that the MPS response was in line with agreed protocols in place with London Zoo.