London Stadium could be protected by army

ArmyThe London Stadium could soon by protected by Army troops again after the country’s threat level was raised to critical by MI5’s Counter-Terrorism Analysis Centre this evening following the tragic terrorist events in Manchester yesterday.

This means that security arrangements known as Temperer come into play, whereby as many as 5,100 military personnel would take over from the police in guarding and protecting sensitive places, freeing up the police to be more visible and active on the streets.

The former Olympic Stadium along with the Westfield shopping centre in Stratford are considered significant terrorist targets. With a army2number of music concerts, this June followed by Athletics including the IAAC World Championships in July and August at the London stadium, the venue will be on full security alert. West Ham will not play again at the London Stadium until September after getting special dispensation to play their first three games away from home.

In 2012 London was protected by a consignment of 13,500 military personnel during the Olympic Games which included the Olympic Stadium.


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

2 comments on “London Stadium could be protected by army

  1. The threat of Evil will not Prevent us from filling the Stadium . The East End has Bourne the brunt of Evil in the past and Stood Tall . We will do it again .
    I get knocked down but , I get up again , you’re never gonna keep me down , I get knocked down but , but I get up again . Terrorism will never be allowed to win nor get a foothold on our way of life .
    My Deep Heartfelt condolences to those Families in Manchester who lost Loved ones and Friends in that Dispicable act of Cowardly Violence .

  2. Hear, hear Kev

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