The police held a counter-terrorism seminar in Golders Green on Monday to teach the Jewish community how to help combat the terror threat.

The Metropolitan Police hosted the event at Menorah Primary School to give people the opportunity to learn more about how they could work with police to combat crime.

More than 60 people attended the event which was jointly hosted by the National Association of Orthodox Jewish Schools and the Community Security Trust.

Attendees met their local borough police officers to share information relating to security in the community.

They also heard from counter-terrorism officers from New Scotland Yard about counter-terrorism issues such as how to recognise behaviour that might be displayed by terrorists.

The aim of the event was to build relationships between police and the community and to give people increased confidence to report suspicious activity.

DCI Chris Lundrigan, of the Metropolitan Police Service Operation Fairway, said: “This event was not organised in response to any particular threat to the community, however recent events such as the tragedy in Toulouse serve as a stark reminder that the threat from terrorism is real and serious.

“Terrorists can strike at any time and any place without warning. The Metropolitan Police Service has a key role in countering that threat, but we also need the support and confidence of all our communities.”

Jonathan Rabson, chief executive of National Association of Orthodox Jewish Schools said: “We were greatly encouraged that over 60 representatives of some 20 orthodox schools and organisations came together under the NAJOS banner to consider the important issues around safety and the on-going threat of terrorism.

“We appreciate the collaboration with CST and the police in putting together this presentation, and our members take on board the importance of being vigilant in our school communities and reporting anything of concern, however small.”