Sporting events and concerts have taken place across the UK amid heightened security following the suicide bomb attack in Manchester. The Duke of Cambridge laid a wreath in tribute to the victims of the Manchester Arena attack on the pitch before the FA Cup final at Wembley Stadium. An accompanying note, signed by the Prince, read: “We will never fear coming together to celebrate all that unites us. “In memory of the friends and family taken from us in Manchester.”
A minute’s silence was also held to remember the 22 people killed.
Image: Wreaths were laid on the pitch at Wembley in memory of the Manchester victims
Heightened security measures were in place at the 90,000-capacity stadium, with a helicopter hovering above and officers on horseback patrolling the grounds. Arsenal won the game 2-1. More than 1,000 armed police officers were on standby in the capital as the FA Cup Final and the Aviva Premiership Rugby Final at Twickenham went ahead.
Image: Everyone in the stadium observed a minute’s silence
Rugby fans also observed a minute’s silence before the kick off of the final, which Exeter Chiefs won 23-20 over Wasps after extra time. Fans at both events were advised not to bring bags and to expect additional security checks and searches. Police had urged to go out and enjoy themselves over the bank holiday weekend. Metropolitan Police Assistant Commissioner Mark Rowley – national lead for counter-terror policing – urged Britons to go about their business as usual.
He said: “Enjoy yourselves and be reassured by the greater policing presence you will see. “We can’t let the terrorists win by dissuading us from going about our normal business.”
Image: Fans at Twickenham observe a minute’s silence before the Aviva Premiership Final
A huge security operation was also staged as the first major event took place in Manchester since the attack on Monday night. Hundreds of police officers were on duty at Lancashire Cricket Club’s Old Trafford ground ahead of the Corteeners concert, with 50,000 fans expected to attend. Armed police were stationed at gates and officers in high visibility jackets were in position every 50 yards on roads approaching the stadium. Airport-style security devices were used to screen visitors, with queues as tickets and bags were checked before entry.
Image: Armed police at Old Trafford Cricket Ground as fans arrive for the Courteeners concert
Iron Maiden were also set to appear at the O2 in London, and US singer Anastacia was performing at the O2 Apollo in Manchester. On Sunday, the Great Manchester Run will go ahead as planned with a large turnout expected in the wake of the attack. Nine suspects are in custody following days of intense police activity and a series of raids in Greater Manchester, Warwickshire and Merseyside.
The country’s leading counter-terror officer has said “immense” progress has been made in the probe into a suspected network linked to suicide bomber Salman Abedi.
Operation Temperer, which has seen hundreds of armed soldiers support police on the streets, will be gradually wound down from midnight on Monday after the UK’s threat level was reduced from “critical” to “severe”1.
Due to expansion CSM Facilities Management are looking to recruit new 2 x Security officers in the Edinburgh for permanent relief positions at the Omni Center. For this role you must have a polite personality and good level of English to deal with the customers and contractors, and be alert to identify potential threats to the site. Duties will or may include allowing access to the premises, confronting intruders, completing log books & forms, dealing with emergency evacuations, dealing with site manager on daily basis. Experience in a previous Security position is essential. A minimum of 2 work references will be required. Starting hourly rate of 8.00. working shifts assigned on a monthly basis with minimum hours being 27 hours per week but most likely you will be above this You must hold a valid SIA licence and work permit. If you feel you have the desired qualities for this position please email us your CV to apply.
PLEASE DO NOT APPLY UNLESS YOU HOLD A VALID SIA SG OR DS LICENCE AS WELL AS A CCTV LICENCE AND AND SEND YOUR CV. Job Type: Permanent Salary: 8.00 /hour
Required licences or certifications:
- SIA DS OR SG
- Do you have CCTV licence?
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Dual Licenced Security Officer
The British Library
is a national treasure. Home to 3,000 years of history, its collections
(containing everything from manuscripts to music scores and prints to patents)
are an infinitely valuable resource used by 16,000 people a day. Not
surprisingly, keeping our staff, visitors and collections safe is of paramount
importance to us. The library is a busy, vibrant and interesting environment to
work in. And if your skills match the ones we re looking for, you could soon be
enjoying it first-hand. As part of a
uniformed security team, you ll help to provide a secure environment for people
working in or visiting our St. Pancras site by helping to provide a 24/7
security operation. You ll be expected to cover a wide range of tasks including
reception, escorting and control room duties. The role will also involve
deployment within the Public Areas and hence extensive interaction with
visitors and readers.
Ideally holding valid
SIA CCTV and Door Supervisors Licences, you will need to have a flexible
approach to your duties and possess strong customer service skills. You ll also
be able to deal with others patiently and fairly, work as part of a team, have
great written and verbal communication skills and be able to apply common sense
in any situation. You ll also be able
to demonstrate your reliability, attention to detail, a good level of health
and fitness and the ability to make tough decisions whilst under pressure.
Previous experience in a similar role and good IT skills would also be of
Closing Date: 29 May 2017
Interview Date: TBC
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