Take That fans heading to tomorrow s concert in Liverpool are being urged not to bring bags or items larger than a purse or wallet.
Venues across the country are stepping up security in light of the terror attack 2 carried out by the 22-year-old fanatic at the end of the Ariana Grande concert. Prime Minister, Theresa May yesterday increased the UK security threat level to the highest peak of critical.
The band should have played at Echo Arena Liverpool on Tuesday night3 but cancelled the show following the Manchester atrocity out of respect for the victims. An update on the venue’s website states: Our thoughts are with those affected by the devastating tragedy in Manchester.
Our sympathies go out to everyone at this tragic time.
We would like to reassure our customers that their safety is always of the highest importance to us, and we have extra security measures in place for the event.
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Event Security Information States :
- Customers are advised not to bring bags/items larger than a purse or wallet they will not be permitted within the arena.
- All customers will be searched/wanded on entry to the venue . Please allow additional time for these searches to take place when planning your journey to the venue.
- The event will be smoke/vape free and customers will not be allowed outside the venue to smoke/vape.
- Queuing outside the venue before the doors open is discouraged . If you do intend to queue, please note this will not be permitted until 2pm .
If you arrive before 2pm you will be turned away.
- Doors open at 5pm and the event starts at 7.25pm.
Anyone with queries about the event should contact the venue on 0344 8000 400 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Officers had received reports a robbery was in progress. Arriving at the scene, they found a security guard, 63, suffering gunshot wounds.
Paramedics from London Ambulance Service attended the scene and transferred the man to an east London hospital. His injuries were not believed to be life threatening.
A Met Police spokesman said: “Officers attended along with firearms officers and a security guard, a 53-year-old man was found at the location suffering from gunshot injuries.
“His injuries are not being treated as life threatening or life-changing.
“Officers from the Met’s Flying Squad are investigating.
Sam Allardyce admits that Crystal Palace 2and other clubs may need to be more aware of issues around security after the attack on Borussia Dortmund’s team bus this week. Three explosions damaged the German club’s bus on Tuesday, just hours ahead of their Champions League quarter-final tie with Monaco, which was postponed as a result and played on Wednesday instead. Dortmund defender Marc Bartra was injured in the incident, and required an operation after fracturing his wrist.
Since the attack, Premier League clubs have been reminded that the security threat level in the UK remains ‘severe’ and Allardyce was asked about security in football in his pre-match press conference ahead of Palace’s game with Leicester City tomorrow (Saturday).
READ MORE: Allardyce on how Crystal Palace have helped him get over England disappointment3 “The security at the football club will obviously take those matters up with the people they need to talk to, and find out what they may need to move forward and increase security. READ MORE: Crystal Palace boss on why being a footballer is scary these days4
“Maybe players and ourselves maybe should slightly be more aware in and around when football matches are being played on the basis of what happened at Dortmund.”
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