Manchester United in terrorism crackdown!

January 18, 2017

MANCHESTER UNITED have tightened security and become the first club to appoint a counter-terrorism expert.

The Red Devils’ last Premier League game of last season against Bournemouth was postponed after a fake bomb was left in a cubicle toilet after a drill.

Manchester United have become the first club to employ a counter-terrorism chief
Manchester United have become the first club to employ a counter-terrorism chief

 

 

Old Trafford evacuation after bomb scare

And United were caused further embarrassment when two pranksters broke away from a tour group and slept in Old Trafford before their clash with Arsenal in November.

The club has become the first to employ a counter-terrorism chief as they recognise they represent a target for extremists.

The role has been filled by a respected former inspector from Greater Manchester Police’s specialist search unit who has been trained in different covert operations.

Manchester United's final league game was abandoned after a bomb scare
Manchester United’s final league game was abandoned after a bomb scare
Old Trafford chiefs recognise their 75,000-seater home is a potential target for terrorism
Old Trafford chiefs recognise their 75,000-seater home is a potential target for terrorism
Youtuber Uosof Ahmadi slept Old Trafford before the Arsenal game in November
YouTuber Uosof Ahmadi slept at Old Trafford before the Arsenal game in November

He specialises in sweep searches of buildings and vehicles and was trained in counter-terrorism.

Reviews were sanctioned after both incidents and the club say communication has improved since the fake bomb incident back in May.

But United increased security back in November 2015 in response to the Paris attacks which included a bomb being detonated outside the Stade de France during France’s clash with Germany.

 Manchester United's new counter-terrorism chief is a former police officer
Manchester United’s new counter-terrorism chief is a former police officer
Manchester United beefed up security after the 2015 Paris terrorism attacks
Manchester United beefed up security after the 2015 Paris terrorism attacks

Every window at Old Trafford was covered with an anti-shetter film last year and full body searches and car checks were enforced.

Queues have become longer to get through the turnstiles at Old Trafford after security was beefed up and more female stewards are being employed to speed up the process.

SOURCE: thesun.co.uk


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