Discount Offers

SIA Security Notebook SIA Approved Licensed Security

£5.75
End Date: Wednesday Apr-19-2017 12:03:34 BST
Buy It Now for only: £5.75
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Tactical ID Arm Band Security ID Badge Card Holder Doorman Armband SIA New

£2.49
End Date: Saturday Apr-1-2017 11:47:24 BST
Buy It Now for only: £2.49
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Tactical ID Arm Band Security ID Badge Card Holder Doorman Armband SIA New

£2.49
End Date: Saturday Apr-1-2017 11:47:24 BST
Buy It Now for only: £2.49
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

Farb Gel UK Legal Self Defence Spray Personal Security Protection, Legal CS alt

£8.99
End Date: Thursday Apr-27-2017 12:07:14 BST
Buy It Now for only: £8.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
0024177
Visit Today : 1
Visit Yesterday : 1
This Month : 29
This Year : 88
Total Visit : 24177
Hits Today : 283
Total Hits : 1276564
Who's Online : 1

merseyside

What security measures are in place in the UK over the festive period?

Following the deadly lorry attack at a Christmas market1 in Berlin, police forces across the UK are reviewing their security measures at large events during the festive period. In London, Scotland Yard said they will review its plans for protecting public events in the run up to Christmas and the New Year. There are several fairs across the capital during the festive season, including the Southbank Centre Christmas and Winter Wonderland in Hyde Park.

More than 100,000 people are expected to line the banks of the Thames to watch London’s annual New Year’s Eve fireworks. In a statement, the Met said: “These already recognise that the threat level is at ‘severe’, meaning an attack is highly likely, and have considered a range of threats, including the use of large vehicles.”

Greater Manchester Police have stepped up patrols2 at Manchester’s Christmas markets . The force said they had strengthened their presence at the markets, which have almost 350 stalls spread across 10 sites in the city. Assistant Chief Constable Debbie Ford from Greater Manchester Police said: “We will be working in line with the national response and have strengthened our policing presence at the Manchester Christmas Markets and stepped up visible patrols, to ensure that people feel safe to go about their daily lives.”

Sir Richard Leese Manchester City Council leader told ITV News: “In light of what happened yesterday, there is a heightened police presence in and around the market.”

Shoppers at the Christmas market told ITV News Correspondent Damon Green3 if they changed their behaviour, the terrorists have won.

West Midlands Police installed concrete barriers at Birmingham‘s Frankfurt Christmas Market as part of a number of security measures implemented in November. They were put up as a precaution and were not a result of new or specific intelligence, said Superintendent Andy Parsons. Police Scotland said there was no immediate evaluation of current plans that are in place to “ensure the safety of the public at a wide range of festive and major events”.

Assistant Chief Constable Bernard Higgins said: “There is no intelligence at this time to suggest a threat to any specific event in Scotland . Our policing presence and posture will be appropriate to the latest information and current threat.”

There are a number of fairs across Edinburgh, including the Scottish Market, the European Market and Children’s Market, which is part of Santa Land in Princes Street Gardens.

Glasgow holds a Christmas Market in St Enoch Square . The organisers said they were “deeply saddened” by the events in Berlin.

“As organisers of festive events we know the joy they bring . For this happiness to be so devastatingly interrupted is heartbreaking,” the Market Place Team said in a statement.

Huge crowds will be turning out to celebrate Hogmanay in Edinburgh on December 31, while other Scottish cities including Aberdeen, Glasgow and Stirling also have large organised celebrations. Other police forces said they would be reviewing safety measures, asking the public to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious to police. A Merseyside Police spokesperson said: The festive season is a particularly busy time for the city and we would, as with any other time, ask people to remain vigilant .

There is a tried and tested policing plan in place to police our city to ensure residents and visitors feel safe.

The Foreign Office said there remained a “high threat from terrorism” in Germany while increased security at borders was disrupting travel between bordering countries, including Austria and Denmark.

References

  1. ^ deadly lorry attack at a Christmas market (www.itv.com)
  2. ^ Greater Manchester Police have stepped up patrols (www.itv.com)
  3. ^ Damon Green (twitter.com)

Staff at Ashworth Secure Hospital to strike over sackings …

PUBLISHED: November 2, 2015 11:10

Hundreds of staff at a high security hospital are to stage a 24-hour strike in a row over the dismissal of two colleagues.

Members of the Prison Officers Association (POA) at Ashworth Secure Hospital on Merseyside will walk out from 7am on November 13, followed by other forms of industrial action. The union, which has over 500 members at the hospital, said its members were “outraged” over the dismissal of two colleagues for restraining a violent patient. POA general secretary Steve Gillan said: “Management has a duty of care towards their employees.

Instead of playing legal games and attempting to hide behind the law, I urge Merseycare to enter into meaningful discussions.” Industrial action short of a strike will be held until December 4 unless the row is resolved. Mr Gillan added: “I am astonished that two brave nurses were dismissed because a violent patient made a complaint.

When the facts of this case come out, the general public will be appalled.”

POA members work as psychiatric nurses at Ashworth, where Moors murderer Ian Brady and police killer Dale Cregan are detained.

Security alerts in Belfast, Omagh and Derry where PSNI due to host recruitment …

By Claire Williamson

Published 09/10/2015

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 9th October 2015 Belfast Metropolitan College at Titanic Quarter has been evacuated after a security alert.The college was to be used for a Police recruitment drive over the weekend . Picture by Stephen Hamilton /Press Eye.com Press Eye – Belfast – Northern Ireland – 9th October 2015 Belfast Metropolitan College at Titanic Quarter has been evacuated after a security alert.The college was to be used for a Police recruitment drive over the weekend .

Picture by Stephen Hamilton /Press Eye.com Press Eye – Belfast – Northern Ireland – 9th October 2015 Belfast Metropolitan College at Titanic Quarter has been evacuated after a security alert.The college was to be used for a Police recruitment drive over the weekend . Picture by Stephen Hamilton /Press Eye.com Press Eye – Belfast – Northern Ireland – 9th October 2015 Belfast Metropolitan College at Titanic Quarter has been evacuated after a security alert.The college was to be used for a Police recruitment drive over the weekend . Picture by Stephen Hamilton /Press Eye.com Press Eye – Belfast – Northern Ireland – 9th October 2015 Belfast Metropolitan College at Titanic Quarter has been evacuated after a security alert.The college was to be used for a Police recruitment drive over the weekend .

Picture by Stephen Hamilton /Press Eye.com Press Eye – Belfast – Northern Ireland – 9th October 2015 Belfast Metropolitan College at Titanic Quarter has been evacuated after a security alert.The college was to be used for a Police recruitment drive over the weekend . Picture by Stephen Hamilton /Press Eye.com Press Eye – Belfast – Northern Ireland – 9th October 2015 Belfast Metropolitan College at Titanic Quarter has been evacuated after a security alert.The college was to be used for a Police recruitment drive over the weekend . Picture by Stephen Hamilton /Press Eye.com Press Eye – Belfast – Northern Ireland – 9th October 2015 Belfast Metropolitan College at Titanic Quarter has been evacuated after a security alert.The college was to be used for a Police recruitment drive over the weekend .

Picture by Stephen Hamilton /Press Eye.com Press Eye – Belfast – Northern Ireland – 9th October 2015 Belfast Metropolitan College at Titanic Quarter has been evacuated after a security alert.The college was to be used for a Police recruitment drive over the weekend . Picture by Stephen Hamilton /Press Eye.com Press Eye – Belfast – Northern Ireland – 9th October 2015 Belfast Metropolitan College at Titanic Quarter has been evacuated after a security alert.The college was to be used for a Police recruitment drive over the weekend . Picture by Stephen Hamilton /Press Eye.com Press Eye – Belfast – Northern Ireland – 9th October 2015 Belfast Metropolitan College at Titanic Quarter has been evacuated after a security alert.The college was to be used for a Police recruitment drive over the weekend .

Picture by Stephen Hamilton /Press Eye.com Press Eye – Belfast – Northern Ireland – 9th October 2015 Belfast Metropolitan College at Titanic Quarter has been evacuated after a security alert.The college was to be used for a Police recruitment drive over the weekend . Picture by Stephen Hamilton /Press Eye.com Press Eye – Belfast – Northern Ireland – 9th October 2015 Belfast Metropolitan College at Titanic Quarter has been evacuated after a security alert.The college was to be used for a Police recruitment drive over the weekend . American topurist Sara and bobby Presad who had to cancel a trip to the Titanic visitor centre Picture by Stephen Hamilton /Press Eye.com Press Eye – Belfast – Northern Ireland – 9th October 2015 Belfast Metropolitan College at Titanic Quarter has been evacuated after a security alert.The college was to be used for a Police recruitment drive over the weekend .

Picture by Stephen Hamilton /Press Eye.com

A series of co-ordinated security alerts have been sparked across Northern Ireland at venues where the PSNI are due to host recruitment information sessions.

The three venues are in Belfast, Omagh and Londonderry where the job events are set to take place tomorrow (Saturday October 10).

  • Share
  • Go To

Security alerts ongoing in Belfast, Omagh & L Derry at venues due to host PSNI recruitment information sessions.

PSNI Omagh (@PSNIOmagh) October 9, 20151

The PSNI had already cancelled the event in in Derry amid fears over a planned republican protest at the Waterfoot Hotel where a wedding was also due to take place.

Hard-line group the Republican Network for Unity (RNU) had organised a demonstration at the PSNI jobs fair in Derry’s Waterfoot Hotel on Saturday.

Hundreds of people are currently being evacuated from the Strule Arts Centre in Omagh, the Waterfoot Hotel in Derry and Belfast Metropolitan College.

In Omagh, business at the Courthouse has been suspended and it is understood people in the Bridge Street and High Street area have been evacuated.

Omagh’s bus depot has also been evacuated.

The Milfield campus has been closed until further notice . Students and staff have been asked to leave the area.

Millfield is closed in both directions between Smithfield Sqaure and Divis Street . Divis Street closed both directions between the Westlink and Millfield .

And College Avenue is closed from Fisherwick Place to Divis Street heading out of town.

DUP Policing Board Jonathan Craig condemned those behind the alerts.

He said: “These security alerts are another demonstration of those who want to drag Northern Ireland back into violence and fear . They want to spread that fear amongst people considering a career within the police service but we can all stand together to make sure they do not succeed.

“Suspicions for these alerts will obviously fall on dissident republicans, but the response to the recent PSNI recruitment campaign is a positive sign that they will not be successful in dragging us back.”

DUP MLA for Foyle Gary Middleton said work will have to be done following this incident to encourage people to come back to the area.

He said: “At this moment in time we don’t know how many people have been evacuated . They have been relocated and away to other hotels throughout the city.

“This is a concern .

Regardless of what the circumstances are, it sends a very bad message and a very bad signal for people who do not live here.

“It’s the job of all of us to say that this type of activity is certainly not wanted by the majority of people in this city.

“There will be a bit of work after this to try and encourage people again to come and use the facilities but as we have seen with the attack at the Everglades hotel, that business is now back bigger and stronger than ever and that;s what we will be encouraging here at the Waterfoot as well.”

He added: “It is vital the entire community stands up and sends a message that we will not be intimidated by these terrorists.”

A wedding reception at the hotel in Derry was planned for the same day which prompted police to put back their event citing fears over the couple’s big day.

PSNI Assistant Chief Constable Mark Hamilton said: “A large wedding reception will be taking place at the venue on the same date, and as many people will be aware, a protest against our event has been planned.

“Those who would seek to disrupt the day have shown no thought for others.

“Out of consideration for the bride and groom, and to ensure they can fully enjoy their special day without the possibility of any disruption, we have arranged to reschedule the event.”

The event will now take place at the same venue on Saturday, October 17.

Further reading:

PSNI cancels jobs fair over dissident republican protest2

References

  1. ^ October 9, 2015 (twitter.com)
  2. ^ PSNI cancels jobs fair over dissident republican protest (www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk)