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)
An airport security dog has been shot dead by police in New Zealand after it escaped from its handler, causing flight delays. Grizz, a trainee explosives detector dog, was being loaded into a van by his handler in the public area at Auckland Airport at around 4.30am on Friday local time. It is not clear what spooked the 10-month-old bearded collie/German short haired pointer cross but he ran off and managed to get into the airport’s secure area when a gate opened to let a truck through. Aviation Security Service (Avsec) spokesman Mike Richards told Sky News that off duty dog handlers were called in to help search for Grizz.
“The fact that the incident took place very early in the morning did not help as it was pitch black for the first two hours and he could not be found,” he said. Grizz had been six months away from graduating but he did not have a permanent handler, which meant he was “less responsive” to those searching for him. Mr Richards added: “When he was located he would not let anyone near him and kept sprinting across the runways.
“We tried everything – food, toys, other dogs, but nothing would work. “The area is too vast and too open to try and use mobile fencing.” Meanwhile, 16 flights were delayed. Auckland Airport decided to have police shoot Grizz, according to Inspector Tracy Phillips of Counties and Manukau District Police.
She added: “This is not an outcome which anyone wanted, and police were only asked to be involved as a last resort.” Airport spokeswoman Lisa Mulitalo told the New Zealand Herald: “The dog was clearly distressed and wouldn’t let anyone near it so the decision was made to shoot the dog.” Mr Richards said that Grizz’s handler at the time and his colleagues were “naturally quite shaken but understand the reasons for the decision”.
Each dog like Grizz costs $100,000 ( 56,500) to train, he added. Among those who criticised the decision to shoot Grizz was popular TVNZ breakfast show host Hilary Barry, who said: “They’ve got to have tranquiliser guns, surely. “They shot the dog dead.
“I don’t care if your plane is delayed, they don’t need to shoot the dog.”
New Zealand news websites also ran polls which showed that the majority of those voting thought Grizz should not have been killed.
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