- Armed police, large concrete barriers and stop and search checks carried out at festive markets across UK
- Heavy police presence at festive events in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh and Bath
- Britain is on a severe terror alert in aftermath of attacks in Westminster, London Bridge and Manchester
- Last year an ISIS fanatic murdered 12 when he ploughed a lorry through Berlin’s Breitscheidplatz market
Britain’s Christmas markets will surrounded by a ring of a steel with armed police on patrol and metal detectors at entrances as security is raised over new terror fears.
There will be concrete barriers, stop and search checks and officers on the ground at the popular festive events in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Edinburgh and Bath in the run up to Christmas.
The precautions are being taken after the Local Government Association warned councils to be vigilant this year with the terror threat level to the UK currently at ‘severe’ – meaning an incident is ‘highly likely’.
Britain has suffered from the three horrific attacks this year with innocent people and children killed in London and Manchester.
But while security is being ramped up in light of the atrocities in Westminster in March, the Manchester Arena in May and London Bridge in June, the authorities are also concerned about a potential copy-cat attack.
Last Year 12 were murdered when an ISIS fanatic ploughed a lorry through Berlin’s Breitscheidplatz Christmas market.
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