- More than 250 emergency service personnel and soldiers took part to test their response times
- 150 actors and volunteers drafted in to play the part of victims and survivors
- So realistic that some workers and shoppers believed that they were witnessing a real attack
These pictures show the dramatic scenes that unfolded in the centre of a British city today when emergency services staged a mock terrorist attack.
More than 250 police officers, firefighters and soldiers brought Birmingham city centre to a standstill during the the full-scale training exercise this morning.
The event was designed to test the response times of emergency services being called in the event of an Al-Quaeda style chemical attack on the UK.
Terror police staged the mock scenario by simulating the release of a chemical during a packed conference at Birmingham’s International Convention Centre (ICC).
Over a hundred police officers and 120 firemen were called to the scene to rescue 150 volunteer victims.
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