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Sunday, 25 December 2016

London to get manned checkpoints for first time in 24 years amid MI5 security crack down

Express UK 


The proposals are intended to protect London’s finance district and its skyscrapers from a terrorist attack. 


MI5 and counter-terrorism police have proposed to install the manned checkpoints, rising street bollards and crash-proof barricades. 


The last time manned checkpoints were used was in 1992 following the IRA’s bombing of Baltic Exchange.
When the IRA bombed the Baltic Exchange in April 1992, three people died and 91 people were injured.

Governments are tightening up security in the wake of the Berlin attacks.
In 1993, the IRA also bombed Bishopsgate detonating an explosive in London’s financial district, killing one and injuring 44.

A Corporation of London report said they "had identified that the area was highly sensitive to... a hostile vehicle-borne security threat".
Security across Europe is striving to beat terror in the wake of the Berlin Christmas market terror attack on Monday when Anis Amri ploughed into shoppers, killing 12 and injuring 49 people.

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