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Wireless Festival security at ‘highest level’ in wake of terror attacks in London

Organisers of this weekend s Wireless Festival1 have ramped up security following police advice after three London2 terror attacks

A huge swathe of the Finsbury Park3 in north London has been fenced off so music-lovers paying 60 a ticket can enjoy headline acts including Chance the Rapper, Skepta and The Weeknd. Tens of thousands of people are expected from this afternoon for the hugely popular urban music festival. And in light of three London terror attacks in recent months, in Westminster, London Bridge and Finsbury Park, extra security measures are in place.

They include metal detectors and sniffer dogs at all entry gates, while large bags have been banned. Tens of thousands of people attend Wireless Festival each day

Sergeant Andy Underwood, of the Counter Terrorism Focus Desk at Haringey Police, told the Standard: Officers in Haringey Borough have been in contact with the event organisers for the Wireless festival in Finsbury Park, and are aware of security measures they have put in place.

With the backdrop of the current threat level from terrorism, event organisers will have been given the latest protective security advice to keep their event as safe as can be.

In addition to the security provided by the event organisers there is an appropriate and proportionate policing plan in place to manage the increase in visitors to the local area as a result. Small bags are allowed into the festival with the dimensions W21cm x H30cm x D8cm.

The Weeknd is among this year’s headliners (Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Organisers Festival Republic said following May’s Manchester terror attack: We have consulted with personnel at the very highest level and all the relevant police and security groups as we carry on with the preparation for this festival season.

The festival perimeter, arena, backstage and offsite areas are all robustly controlled and managed by security experts . Festivals are what we do.

The hundreds of staff working on these events know them inside out and have been working on them for many years . Your safety is our utmost concern.

Please review our Personal Safety section on the festival websites and if you have any major concerns please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

Campaigners have previously called for the music festival to be axed after it was beset by rampaging gatecrashers in 2015.4

Police advise all those attending the festival to ensure they are familiar with the event organiser s security measures by visiting wirelessfestival.co.uk or following @WirelessFest

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  4. ^ have previously called for the music festival to be axed after it was beset by rampaging gatecrashers in 2015. (www.standard.co.uk)
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London Pride: Armed police to patrol parade amid heightened security after terror attacks

Revellers at this year’s Pride parade1 will be guarded by armed police amid heightened security following recent terror attacks in the capital. Firearms officers will patrol the parade through central London on Saturday, with Scotland Yard having already warned those attending to expect an increased police presence.2

Concrete roadblocks have also been set up to guard against a London Bridge-style attack, with 24,500 partygoers set to descend on Soho for the parade. This year, 150 police officers and staff from the Met will take part in the parade, alongside officers from British Transport Police, paramedics and the London Fire Brigade.

Tens of thousands of people are expected to march through central London during the parade (PA Archive/PA Images)

Chief Superintendent Helen Millichap said: “We know that recent events in London and Manchester will cause people to worry.

As with any large event the Met’s priority is public safety and we are working closely with the organisers in the lead up to Pride to develop our policing plan.

“We want Pride to be a friendly and safe event for everyone to enjoy and, to help us, we need the public to take the usual precautions by remaining vigilant and reporting anything of concern to police officers or stewards at the event.”

Plain clothes officers are also set to patrol the event, with the Met having worked with organisers over the past few months to prepare security measures. At a meeting last week, the Met said the event would be policed within the context of recent terror attacks in Manchester and London. Met Commisioner Cressida Dick said the celebrations would look and feel a bit different this year .

Officers were forced to review security arrangements at last year s festival in the wake of the terror attack at an Orlando gay club, which left 49 people dead. On June 3, eight people were killed when terrorist mowed down pedestrians on London Bridge before going on a stabbing rampage in Borough Market. The parade, which runs from 1pm until 4.30pm, starts in Portland Place before marching through Soho and ending at Whitehall.

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  1. ^ Pride parade (www.standard.co.uk)
  2. ^ having already warned those attending to expect an increased police presence. (www.standard.co.uk)
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