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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Security ramped up
Organisers of Scotland’s annual farming and countryside show are in constant talks with cops over security and policing of the event
SECURITY is being ramped up at the Royal Highland Show after recent terror attacks across the UK. Organisers of Scotland s annual farming and countryside show are in constant talks with cops over security and policing of the event.
This year s show will take place from today until Sunday at at the Royal Highland Centre in Edinburgh and bosses have released a statement reassuring those planning to go. They say they are working closely with cops and are keeping their plans under constant review.
A statement from organisers said: We appreciate that recent events have brought public safety to the front of everyone s minds and we would like to reassure visitors that keeping people safe has always been, and continues to be, our number one priority.
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The security review follows last month s horror bombing at an Ariana Grande gig at the Manchester Arena. A total of 22 innocent victims lost their lives in the blast1 on May 22. Then on June 3, five people were killed and 50 injured when a terrorist drove into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge2 and then stabbed a police officer.
The Royal Highland Show statement added: The Show has a robust event management plan in place that has been created in collaboration with Police Scotland, our security contractor and other emergency services.
We are reviewing our plans on a regular basis in recognition of the changing external environment.
Any additional security measures likely to impact our guests will be communicated via our social media channels in the run up to the show.
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China’s new cyber-security laws, which come into effect on Thursday, may make it harder for foreign businesses to trade in the country. Under the regulations1, data on Chinese citizens including personal information, salary details and more can only be kept within China . The law would also prevent the transmission of any economic, scientific or technological data overseas on either national security or public interest grounds, as defined by the Chinese government. The rules apply to any “network operator” a term that encompasses social media companies and large internet firms and mean that they need users’ permission before transferring any data on them outside the country . The consequences for businesses that fail to comply with this new law are dire: a refused or revoked licence can never be reversed .
This means if companies that fail to comply with the so-called Bei’an licence laws2 are liable to get blacklisted. Bill Hagestad, a former US Marine Corps lieutenant colonel turned cyber conflict author and researcher, told El Reg that the new rules reflect heightened concern in Beijing about foreign influence mediated through the internet.
“The new Chinese internet security law is designed to protect the cyber borders of China against foreign negative influences,” Hagestad said. “It is also designed to ensure the Communist Party ideals are not directly or indirectly challenged by impure thoughts.
“Given the release of the Shadow Brokers’ NSA tools, the Chinese are now more certain than ever before that any foreign technology brought into the Middle Kingdom must be inspected and deemed pure/free from any vulnerabilities that could challenge China’s internet security.”
Alex Nam, EMEA managing director of content delivery network CDNetworks, warned that foreign internet companies will now find it harder to trade in China.
“The new cybersecurity law on 1 June will make it harder for non-Chinese businesses to trade in the country,” Nam said. “All businesses that host websites and web content (such as applications) in China will be affected . Yet many don’t know what impact the law has on them or whether their business is in jeopardy.
“Thousands of government officials, as well as intelligent algorithms, are currently investigating whether non-Chinese companies meet all of the requirements of the new legislation . The new law has a huge impact on network operators and critical information infrastructure operators because they host websites in China on behalf of other companies . As a result, checks are being carried out to determine whether hosting providers and content delivery network (CDN) providers have the necessary licences, and are being asked by government officials to make the necessary changes in the shortest possible time.”
CDNetworks says it’s seeing “uncertainty from companies as to whether they are affected by the legislation”.
“Without support and guidance, UK businesses are putting themselves at risk,” Nam added. “Especially the UK businesses operating in China, who are completely unaware that this new law even impacts them.”