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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Speaking at last night s council meeting, the Mayor said the city can never do enough to fight off the threat of terrorism but said extra plans are being put in place for the Sound City2 music festival and the Rock n Roll marathon3 which are taking place in the city this weekend.
Security is being stepped up for the events and the Mayor said people can expect to see an increased number of staff and police on duty carrying out extra security checks.
Sound City celebrates its 10th anniversary this year (Photo: Colin Lane)
He also announced a new cabinet role of community and safer neighbourhoods – handed to Mossley Hill Cllr Emily Spurrell – which will look specifically at keeping people in the city safe from attacks. Mayor Anderson said: Manchester is a warning to us all that the existential threat of terrorism exists.
We can never do enough because these people want to cause mayhem and bloodshed because of some mad desire to change the way we live.
We have to get smarter in the way we do things.
Mayor Joe Anderson (Photo: Peter Byrne/PA)
Speaking about the new cabinet role for Cllr Spurrell, he added: She will work closely with the emergency services and the private sector – for example reviewing CCTV footage from businesses around the city. But in a defiant message he made it clear Liverpool will operate as normal this weekend and in the future – albeit with increased security.
He added: But we will send a clear message with Sound City and the Liverpool Marathon this weekend going ahead as normal.
Nothing will stop us from operating as we do – no atrocity like this will stop us.
Last Updated: 23/05/17 2:27pm
Wembley will have enhanced security for Saturday’s FA Cup final between Arsenal and Chelsea
The Football Association says “enhanced security” will be in place at the FA Cup final in the wake of Monday’s Manchester attack. A terrorist attack at the end of a concert at the Manchester Arena on Monday night left 22 people dead and 59 injured. And sporting organisations including the FA, the EFL and the International Cricket Council have sought to reassure supporters due to attend upcoming games. The victims of the attack will be remembered at Saturday’s final between Arsenal and Chelsea, and fans have been told to expect extra security checks at Wembley.
“Fan safety is of paramount importance and we have robust security measures in place at Wembley Stadium,” an FA statement read. “In collaboration with the Metropolitan Police and the local authorities there will be an enhanced security operation for all upcoming events. “All supporters are encouraged to arrive for events at Wembley Stadium as early as possible for security checks and to avoid any delays in entering the stadium.”
Wembley also hosts the League Two and Championship play-off finals on Sunday and Monday, and an EFL statement read: “Whilst there have been no specific threats in this country, our Security Advisor will be liaising with Wembley Stadium, the National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) and the Metropolitan Police to ensure the arrangements in place provide a safe and secure environment for all supporters attending this weekend’s play-off matches. “The safety of fans remains our highest priority . The EFL takes security issues extremely seriously and we would urge all supporters planning to be at Wembley Stadium to be vigilant of their surroundings at all times, stay alert and not be alarmed.”
Manchester United held a minute’s silence for the victims and those injured in the Manchester attacks
Manchester United held a minute’s silence for the victims as they prepared to fly out for Wednesday’s Europa League final in Stockholm, where stringent security measures are in place1. The ICC, meanwhile, says security is the “highest priority” ahead of its Champions Trophy and Women’s World Cup tournaments in England. “We operate on advice from our Tournament Security Directorate – in conjunction with the ECB and relevant authorities – to ensure that we have a robust safety and security plan for both tournaments,” a statement read. “We will continue to work with authorities over the coming hours and days and review our security in line with the threat levels.
“The security situation has been very much front and centre of our preparations and we constantly review our procedures to guarantee they are as effective as possible to keep everyone safe.”