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Masked bank robbers stopped in their tracks when security guard simply locks the door

A bank1 robbery was foiled by a quick-thinking bank worker, armed only with a door key.

A short YouTube2 video, taken from the bank’s CCTV3 , shows three masked men approach the door of the Banorte Bank in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Before they can get through the inner glass door, a smartly-dressed man coolly puts the key in the lock, preventing the trio from entering. After a moment of confusion, with the three foiled villains looking at each other, the gang make their escape.

The masked gang is locked out of the bank The gang members appear unsure what to do after the simple action halts their plans

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The video has been viewed over 340,000 times since being posted on Wednesday. And the bank worker’s actions have been widely praised, with some commenting: “Give that man a raise.”

Foiled, the hapless trio make their escape

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The hapless trio of wannabe bank robbers came in for some stick with one posted writing: “Give me your damn mone – Oh, okay.”

Bank robberies have a habit of going wrong.

Last year staff from a curry house using mops to foil a heist in Cheshire4 , and in China, a bungling robber was foiled by a human wall5 .

References

  1. ^ bank (www.mirror.co.uk)
  2. ^ YouTube (www.youtube.com)
  3. ^ CCTV (www.mirror.co.uk)
  4. ^ staff from a curry house using mops to foil a heist in Cheshire (www.mirror.co.uk)
  5. ^ human wall (www.mirror.co.uk)

Crown Court upholds our decision to refuse ACS status to Extreme Security Solutions Ltd

Crown Court Upholds Our Decision To Refuse ACS Status To Extreme Security Solutions Ltd

On Friday 9 June 2017 at Chester Crown Court, we successfully defended an appeal by Extreme Security Solutions Limited against a decision to refuse the company’s application for Approved Contractor Scheme (ACS) status.

The company appealed to the Crown Court after their initial appeal was dismissed by South Cheshire Magistrates Court on 21 February 2017. The company, based in Macclesfield, applied for the ACS in November 2015 after a similarly-named ACS company, Extreme Security Limited, went into liquidation with significant debts and owing tens of thousands of pounds to HM Revenue & Customs. Mark Longden, of Chapel-en-le-Frith, was a director of both companies. There was another compliance issue as one of the previous directors of Extreme Security Solutions Ltd, Mark Longden s wife Amie Longden, had been unlicensed for several months prior to obtaining an SIA licence in March 2016.

After an investigation,we also discovered that the company had been supplying an unlicensed security guard to a local college over an extended period. The guard, when interviewed by ourinvestigators, admitted that he had been unlicensed since 2009 and had problems with alcoholism and debt. The company’s application for ACS was refused in September 2016. Their initial appeal against the decision was dismissed by South Cheshire Magistrates Court in February this year. New evidence produced at the Crown Court appeal also showed that the company, on its website, was incorrectly claiming to already hold ACS status.

Dismissing the company s further appeal at Chester Crown Court, Recorder Harry Narayan stated that the deployment of an unlicensed guard to a college was a serious lapse by the company, given that the licensable status of the guard was easily checkable . He also noted that the failings took place over a lengthy time and at a place where persons were entitled to be protected and where those in authority should be properly checked . The fact that the company s website claimed that it already held ACS status demonstrated that the company is not being run as it should be . Extreme Security Solutions Limited were ordered to pay our legal costs of 2976, in addition to the 4067 costs ordered previously by South Cheshire Magistrates Court.

Lisa Targowska, our Legal Deputy Director, said:

“We are grateful the Court agreed with us that this company is simply not fit and proper to be awarded ACS status. We will continue do our utmost to protect the integrity of the ACS and keep unsuitable businesses out of the scheme.”

Further information:

  • The Approved Contractor Scheme is voluntary and exists to raise performance standards. To be an Approved Contractor a business needs to meet a sector-specific approval based on a relevant set of qualifying criteria that is independently assessed.
  • The Security Industry Authority is the organisation responsible for regulating the private security industry in the United Kingdom, reporting to the Home Secretary under the terms of the Private Security Industry Act 2001.

    The SIA’s main duties are: the compulsory licensing of individuals undertaking designated activities; and managing the voluntary Approved Contractor Scheme.

  • For further information about the Security Industry Authority or to sign up for email updates visit www.sia.homeoffice.gov.uk.

    The SIA is also on FacebookCrown Court Upholds Our Decision To Refuse ACS Status To Extreme Security Solutions Ltd (Security Industry Authority) and TwitterCrown Court Upholds Our Decision To Refuse ACS Status To Extreme Security Solutions Ltd (SIAuk).

What you need to know about security at Take That gig at Echo Arena Liverpool

Take That fans heading to tomorrow s concert in Liverpool are being urged not to bring bags or items larger than a purse or wallet.

The move comes in the wake of the Manchester Arena massacre1 on Monday night in which suicide bomber, Salman Abedi, murdered 22 people and left dozens more injured.

Venues across the country are stepping up security in light of the terror attack 2 carried out by the 22-year-old fanatic at the end of the Ariana Grande concert. Prime Minister, Theresa May yesterday increased the UK security threat level to the highest peak of critical.

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The band should have played at Echo Arena Liverpool on Tuesday night3 but cancelled the show following the Manchester atrocity out of respect for the victims. An update on the venue’s website states: Our thoughts are with those affected by the devastating tragedy in Manchester.

Our sympathies go out to everyone at this tragic time.

We would like to reassure our customers that their safety is always of the highest importance to us, and we have extra security measures in place for the event.

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Event Security Information States :

  • Customers are advised not to bring bags/items larger than a purse or wallet they will not be permitted within the arena.
  • All customers will be searched/wanded on entry to the venue . Please allow additional time for these searches to take place when planning your journey to the venue.
  • The event will be smoke/vape free and customers will not be allowed outside the venue to smoke/vape.
  • Queuing outside the venue before the doors open is discouraged . If you do intend to queue, please note this will not be permitted until 2pm .

    If you arrive before 2pm you will be turned away.

  • Doors open at 5pm and the event starts at 7.25pm.

The Daily Post contacted the Echo Arena Liverpool4 to try to find out if any extra security staff will be drafted in on Friday but were unable to get a response at the time of going to print.

Anyone with queries about the event should contact the venue on 0344 8000 400 or at customerservice@accliverpool.com

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References

  1. ^ Manchester Arena massacre (www.dailypost.co.uk)
  2. ^ light of the terror attack (www.dailypost.co.uk)
  3. ^ Echo Arena Liverpool on Tuesday night (www.dailypost.co.uk)
  4. ^ The Daily Post contacted the Echo Arena Liverpool (www.dailypost.co.uk)