The club have been reviewing their security procedures with Greater Manchester Police following terror attacks in Manchester, London and Paris in recent months. United have emailed season ticket holders with details of the new measures; there will now be enhanced searches of fans at turnstiles which ‘may take longer and as a result it is likely that queues will also be longer’. The size of bags allowed will also be reduced.
Supporters are being advised not to bring a bag larger than a small handbag (20cm x 15cm x 5cm) with them or they will have to leave it in a bag drop zone.
‘All bags will be searched and items larger than the size criteria must be left at one of the bag drop facilities, which are located near the ticket office and in E2 car park,’ an email sent on Friday read.
‘Bringing a bag will further delay your entry to the stadium (and will delay your departure after the game if you have to use a bag drop) and we therefore encourage you not to bring any bags or prohibited items to the stadium (if you have to bring a bag, we recommend you arrive at least two hours before kick-off).
‘Please do not be alarmed by the extra security measures (which will be in place for every match from now on), they are to ensure your time at Old Trafford is as safe as possible.’
The club also reminded season ticket holders that major roadworks on key roads surrounding the stadium have begun and will last for three years.
‘This will increase your journey time to and from the stadium if you travel by car and could impact your route and street parking,’ the memo added. As always, turnstiles will still open two hours before-kick off . For more details, visit www.manutd.com/gettinghere.
The Knightscope K5 on helpfully-flat terrain . Source: Knightscope
A security robot tasked with patrolling an office building in Washington DC has instead driven itself into a water feature. The bot appears to have been a Knightscope K51, a surveillance bot designed to roll around parking lots, corporate campuses and hospitals so it can use its video cameras, anomaly detection, live video streaming and real-time notifications capabilities to inform you if you need to send a human security guard to sort something out. Knightscope says the bot can find a way through even the most complex environments . But not, evidently, the water feature of The Washington Harbour, an office and retail complex in Washington, DC .
As the Tweet below shows, the K5 decided to take a dip in said water feature. Knightscope told The Washington Post2 that the incident was an isolated event . The company’s also been good-humoured about the incident, responding to social media jibes with a riposte that the K5 is a security robot, not a submarine robot.
Robbers armed with knives tried to raid a petrol station at a popular Coventry supermarket.
A security guard was threatened with a knife, but all the offenders got away with were the guard s car keys.
Anyone with information is asked to call West Midlands Police on 101 and quote crime number 20CV/132341R/17.
Petrol station at Asda in Whitley, Coventry (Photo: Google Maps)
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