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Security at Christmas Markets

  • Published on: 3 December 2019
  • By: Shannon

Organisers and Police are working together to ensure the safety of visitors to the UK’s Christmas markets.  Attacks across Europe in recent years have led to an increase in security in cities across the UK, with concrete and metal barriers preventing vehicles from accessing the pedestrian areas in Birmingham, Manchester and Edinburgh.  

The 2016 attack in Germany saw a lorry being used to plough into visitors at Berlin’s Breitscheidplatz Christmas market, killing 12 and injuring over 50 others.

Security at Christmas Markets