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Police have launched a massive security operation around places of worship throughout Britain following the North London van attack1. Extra officers have been deployed to patrol mosques, churches, synagogues and temples to combat hate crimes and terror attacks.
London Mayor Sadiq Khan2, said: The Met have deployed extra police to reassure communities, especially those observing Ramadan. But Labour called for a massive boost to security checks on all mosques in a bid to stop another attack.
Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott took to Twitter about policing (Photo: Getty) Home Secretary Amber Rudd said 2.4million was designated last year (Photo: Getty Images Europe)
Shadow Home Secretary Diane Abbott tweeted: Shocking terror attack outside Finsbury Park mosque . Police must urgently review security for all mosques.
Amber Rudd3, the Home Secretary, stressed that 2.4mllion had been designated to protecting places of worship last year. She said more than a dozen mosques were being given special attention by police.
Officers at MI5 are stepping surveillance operations on right-wing organisations suspected
of wanting to launch attacks against Islamic targets like mosques and community centres.
Gun cops stood guard at Finsbury Park mosque (Photo: EPA) Armed officers are a more common sight on Britain’s streets (Photo: PA)
But both police and MI5 are hugely stretched by the ongoing terror threat, with the Security Service having to prioritise some surveillance jobs over others.
Intelligence gathering can be very methodical and painstaking but the pace of threat at the moment is speeding that process up.
That means mistakes could be made and certain things overlooked.
A massive brawl erupted in a kebab shop that left a security guard with his finger sliced off.
The huge brawl started in a kebab house when a reveller was kicked out (Photo: Bristol Post)
He also admitted dangerous driving5 without insurance and failing to provide a specimen of breath. Judge Mark Horton jailed him for two years and two months. He told Maughan: Frankly, it was a persistent, prolonged, very violent attack which involved kicking and punching in a public place, at night, in the presence of the public who were frightened and concerned.
Maughan was handed a restraining order banning contact from his victim for five years and was disqualified from driving. He told the judge: I really am sorry . I get myself mixed up sometimes in this stuff . I ll give him half my benefits a fortnight . I could have killed somebody; I don t want to.
Gregory Gordon, prosecuting, told the court: Mr Maughan was boorish.
There was a minor altercation between him and others and he threw some water over a young lady at the counter.
There was verbal abuse between the defendant and others and he was told to leave.
Maughan desperately tried to claw his way back into the kebab shop (Photo: Bristol Post)
The Court heard Mr Sarr approached Maughan and the pair exchanged blows before Mr Sarr hauled him outside. Maughan tried to kick and punch his way back in and caught Mr Sarr s left hand ring finger in the door, which it has not been possible to reattach. Mr Gordon told Bristol Crown Court: It took off the tip of his finger.
Mr Maughan can be seen trying to bite the ear of Mr Sarr.
The court heard Maughan was arrested and released on bail, only for police to spot him as he drove at speeds of up to 80mph on 30mph Fishponds Road at 3am in May. Maughan jammed the borrowed Audi between a lorry and a traffic island, was arrested in St George s Park and refused to provide a breath sample at the police station. He told police: I ve not taken my anti-psychotic medication .
Jesus tells me you re doing me wrong.
Paul Cook, defending, said: The background is a man struggling to cope with life, on medication, and drinking when he should not have been.
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.
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.
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.
Anyone with queries about the event should contact the venue on 0344 8000 400 or at email@example.com