It will be the biggest security operation undertaken in Cardiff, with extra officers being shipped in to help. The Champions League final on June 3 will be a huge undertaking for the city’s police who have warned there will be “significant” disruption for people living or working in Cardiff. Since Uefa said the final would be in Cardiff1, there have been devastating terror attacks across the world.
It means there will large security measures in place around Cardiff for the final. Fans who travelled to Euro 20162 will know the sort of measures expected, including frequent security searches and armed police on the streets.
A huge security fence was put in place for the Nato summit in 2014
In Cardiff, a security perimeter will be put in place around the Principality Stadium. Only those with tickets or valid accreditation will be allowed to access the areas next to the stadium on June 3.
Police keep watch near Cardiff Castle during the NATO Summit
There will be more police on streets and what’s been described as an “unprecedented” security operation with a focus on “hostile vehicle mitigation”. The FAW say that normal policing will be maintained and Neighbourhood Officers will continue their daily duties, patrolling the area protecting and reassuring local communities but that there will be more officers on the street.
Restrictions on water travel
There will be restrictions on water travel during the event
As part of the security measures restrictions will be placed on water travel along the River Taff and inside the Bay area. Organisers say they have spoken to all those affected.
There will be a large impact on roads, particularly the M4 and significant road closures across the city centre. There will also be an impact in Cardiff Bay because of the festival taking place there between June 1 and June 4.
Organisers have warned there will be “significant and unavoidable congestion at certain times”. They advise using public transport but say cycle parking will be impacted so people should not cycle on the day of the final.
Three arrests have been made after a group of trespassers sneaked into Doncaster airport and climbed into the cockpit of a plane. Police were called in after a group, describing themselves as ‘urban climbers’, filmed themselves breaching airport security to get into the cockpit of a plane. The group got into an empty hangar to climb into the plane. Footage of the incident and photographs were shared online. Airport officials admitted the incident when the footage emerged. The authorities were informed and airport bosses stressed that the ‘safety and security of our passengers’ remained their ‘number one priority’. A South Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “Police have this morning arrested three men in relation to an incident at Doncaster Sheffield Airport.
“The men, all aged 19, from Ilford, Rugby and Sheerness, have been arrested on suspicion of endangering the safety of an aircraft.
“The men have been arrested in relation to a report of trespassing at the airport, made to police on Sunday, November 20.
“They remain in custody at this time being questioned by specialist officers.”
A man is fighting for life in hospital after four Metrolink security staff launched an attack on a group of passengers after an incident near Victoria Station1 . It s understood the staff, contracted to the tram network by Palladium Associates, chased three men down Deansgate2 before launching the assault at Spinningfields3 . GMP confirmed they were called to Spinningfields at 11.46pm on Tuesday after a 28-year-old was detained by security guards.
The man then fell ill shortly afterwards and was taken to hospital. A spokesman for the force described his condition as being critical and that he was fighting for life. Four men, aged 52, 43, 32 and 60, were arrested on suspicion of a section 18 assault in connection with the incident and have since been bailed.
A Metrolink4 spokeswoman said: We are aware of an incident involving members of security staff from our contractor, Palladium Associates, on the evening of Tuesday October 11 . We will work closely with Greater Manchester Police and Palladium as they conduct their investigations. A witness to the incident told the M.E.N: The three lads had been causing issues at Victoria – they were chased the length of Deansgate and badly assaulted.
The M.E.N has contacted Palladium Associates for comment.