Windsor Castle anti-terror security ramped up for Changing of Guard to prevent copycat attacks after London rampage
The force said the changes were proportionate and necessary but that there was no specific threat to Windsor . Assistant Chief Constable Dave Hardcastle said: While there is no intelligence to indicate a specific threat to Windsor, recent events in Westminster clearly highlight the need for extra security measures to be introduced.
The barriers are in response to last weeks’ attack (Photo: Rex Features) Large yellow steel structures have been placed outside Buckingham Palace (Photo: SWNS) Specialist security barriers are put up around Windsor Castle as security is stepped up after the terror attack at Westminster (Photo: Rex Features)
The force believes that it is proportionate and necessary to put in place extra security measures to further protect and support the public and the guard change.
The national threat level remains severe, which it has been since 2014, and I would urge the public to be alert to the threat of terror attacks but not alarmed, and to remain vigilant. The colourful military spectacle takes place at Windsor Castle on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays in March.
An armed police officer guards an entrance to Windsor Castle, (Photo: Peter Nicholls/Reuters) An armed police officer guards an entrance to the castle (Photo: Peter Nicholls/Reuters) Security barriers placed near Windsor Castle in anticipation of March’s series of Changing Guards ceremonies (Photo: Peter Nicholls/Reuters) The security barriers are being put up after Khalid Masood killed four (Photo: Peter Nicholls/Reuters)
He then then fatally stabbed a police officer before being shot dead.
Large yellow steel structured have been placed at Buckingham Palace gates (Photo: SWNS) The gates are part of a bid to stop lone wolf attackers (Photo: SWNS) Security is being ramped up around royal site (Photo: SWNS)
As he smashed into dozens of passers-by, police have worked out the exact speed at each stage of his 82 second terror mission5 . And it was also revealed that his Hyundai rental car had been seen in the area around Westminster shortly before the horrendous attack. It remains unclear if he was carrying out a dry run or just surveying the roads before his rampage.
Police have insisted there was no evidence of any links between Masood, 52, and either ISIS or al-Qaeda.
The Met said it was also speculation to suggest Masood had been radicalised while in prison. Deputy Assistant Commissioner Neil Basu said: His methods appear to be based on low sophistication, low tech, low cost techniques copied from other attacks, and echo the rhetoric of IS leaders in terms of methodology and attacking police and civilians, but I have no evidence or information at this time that he discussed this with others.
Khalid Masood was shot dead by cops (Photo: PA) Tributes are laid on the bridge (Photo: Getty Images Europe)
Mr Basu also said there was also no evidence Masood was radicalised in prison in 2003. He said Masood had not been a subject of interest or part of the current domestic or international threat picture for either the security service or counter-terrorism policing.
He added: I know when, where and how Masood committed his atrocities, but now I need to know why . Most importantly so do the victims and families.
Mr Basu said Masood s communications on March 22 were a main line of inquiry and appealed for people who were in contact with him to come forward. He said: There has been much speculation about who Masood was in contact with immediately prior to the attack.
All I will say on this point is that Masood s communications that day are a main line of inquiry.
If you heard from him on March 22, please come forward now, the information you have may prove important to establishing his state of mind.
Kurt Cochran was killed on a trip to London from the US (Photo: FACEBOOK)
He added: I know when, where and how Masood committed his atrocities, but now I need to know why . Most importantly, so do the victims and families. Masood s victims were PC Keith Palmer, 48, Kurt Cochran, 54, Aysha Frade, who was in her 40s and worked at a London sixth-form college and retired window cleaner Leslie Rhodes, 75, from south London
Over 734,000 has been raised for the widow and children of murdered PC Palmer in four days.
The crowdfunding page on JustGiving raised 734,953 from 34,513 people after it was set up by Stephen Redgewell of the Metropolitan Police Federation.
It reached 293 per cent of its target of 250,000 before the appeal was closed at just before noon today. Mr Redgewell said: Thank you everyone for your kind words and donations.
PC Keith Palmer was killed tackling Masood
The appeal has raised far more than anyone could have ever imagined.
We have decided that it is time to close the Just Giving appeal for Keith, but any donations can still be made via the HSBC account or by post. Among the last to make donations were Hala El-sayed who gave 20 and said: Keith, you are unsung soldier .
Your place will be in heaven.
You have showed such bravery in trying to do your duties unarmed it is an act of decency that donation goes fully to your wife & daughter.
Who was London terrorist?
- ^ Windsor Castle (www.mirror.co.uk)
- ^ Westminster terror attack (www.mirror.co.uk)
- ^ Thames Valley Police (www.mirror.co.uk)
- ^ Khalid Masood (www.mirror.co.uk)
- ^ 82 second terror mission (www.mirror.co.uk)
- ^ Prime Minister among hundreds of moving floral tributes as Parliament reopens its gates (www.mirror.co.uk)
- ^ Mother of Westminster terror attacker Khalid Masood says she ‘shed many tears’ for his victims in emotional statement (www.mirror.co.uk)
- ^ Family of US tourist killed in London terror attack thanks supporters as his injured wife’s condition “steadily improves” (www.mirror.co.uk)
Kris Jenner, the family matriarch, has revealed that herself and her children – Kim, Kourtney, Khloe, Rob, Kendall and Kylie – are “protected to a crazy level” now in the wake of the burglary. Kris said: “It’s an eye-opener how many people have tried to access our homes . Now we’re protected to a crazy level.”
The family are still coming to terms with Kim’s ordeal, after she was robbed at gunpoint in Paris last October.
Kendall has jewellery worth $200,000 stolen (Photo: Splash News)
In new security measures, guests have to be “patted down by security” before entering Kim and her husband Kanye West’s home. The insider told Us Weekly magazine: “Kim’s staff had to take polygraphs to see if anyone was involved in her robbery . Everyone passed .. .
Before going into Kim’s house, you get patted down by security . It’s intense.”
An ADT security services van was spotted outside Kendall’s home (Photo: Splash News)
Police fear the theft was an inside job (Photo: Splash News)
The Keeping Up With The Kardashians3 star called the police at around 1am on Thursday morning when she realised her jewellery worth around 162,000 was missing. Police found no evidence of a forced entry and now believe it was taken by someone who attended a party at the house on Wednesday night, according to TMZ. Kendall is said to have held a party at her Hollywood Hills home with a group of friends.
It’s reported that $200,000 worth of jewellery was stolen (Photo: Splash News) Kendall’s home in the Hollywood Hills (Photo: Splash News)
It was only when she returned home at 1am after an hour out of the house that she realised the expensive jewellery was gone and called police. The burglary at Kendall’s home comes just a few months after her half-sister, Kim Kardashian-West was robbed at gunpoint in Paris.
Media gather outside Kendall’s home (Photo: Splash News)
A terrified Kim kept silent in the immediate aftermath of the drama but spoke in detail about the incident in scenes to air on the next episode of KUWTK.
Kim can be seen make-up free as she huddles with sisters Kourtney, 37, and Khloe, 31, and discusses just what happened in the French capital and how the robbers knew to launch their attack when Kim was alone without bodyguard Pascal Duvier4 .
If you wait across the street you can see the lights on . We were the first floor and they must have been told we were the first floor . They must have been watching, says Kim.
Kim was robbed at gunpoint in Paris in October (Photo: E!) She’ll open up about it on the next KUWTK episode (Photo: E!)
I turned the lights off and went upstairs, what I think happened now, after thinking about it so much, is there was probably a group of guys following us the entire trip.
“I was Snapchatting that I was home and everyone was going out, so I think they knew Pascal was out with Kourtney and I was there by myself.
They had to have known we were leaving that day .
They had that window of opportunity and just went for it.
Breaking: Paris’ Orly airport evacuated as ‘man shot dead by security forces after trying to grab soldier’s gun’
Paris’ Orly airport has been evacuated after a man was shot dead after he allegedly tried to grab a soldier’s firearm. A soldier fired at the man who was then detained by security forces, as police did a sweep of the airport in search of potential accomplices or explosives. The man was later pronounced dead, AFP and BFM TV reported.
Passengers wrote on Twitter that they had heard gunshots in the south terminal on Saturday morning and police were carrying out a security operation as they were told to flee. A police spokesman wrote on Twitter: “Ongoing police operation . Do not cross the security perimeter, follow the instructions.”
Passengers who were scheduled to catch flights later in the day were told not to come to the airport.
Emergency services outside Orly airport south of Paris (Photo: Twitter) Orly airport is located south of Paris (Photo: Twitter)
An airport official added: “Ongoing special operation by the Police . Please follow their instructions . Do not come to the airport.”
One passenger wrote on Twitter that shots had been fired in the south terminal.
France has been under a state of emergency following a series of deadly terror attacks across the country.
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