In the Media

Special Branch to close in merger

PUBLISHED September 9, 2005

Elite police team Special Branch is likely to lose its historic badge after 120 years in a shake-up of Scotland Yard's terrorism units.

The squad is to merge with the Met Police's Anti-Terrorist Branch to create a new Counter Terrorism Command.
The move is part of the Yard's latest plans designed to "move people from support services to the front line".