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Security fears over lost steward briefing document

stewardbookA confidential twenty four page Steward briefing booklet was found discarded in a bush near Pudding Mill Lane DLR station only to be found by ClaretandHugh associate editor last night on his way home from the game.

The document contained the mobile numbers of a wide number of senior individuals within operators Stadium London 185 and West Ham together with their radio call signs.These numbers included L185 CEO Linda Lennon and West Ham COO Ben Illingworth.

The match planning overview includes a Met Police intelligence briefing with concerns over Middlesborough fans who they say could drink heavily as well as highlighting that a number of high risk Boro supporters are likely to travel.

Stewards are told to pay particular attention to persistent standing at the back of West stand lower because it might block the views of VIP’s!

An operations time table is fully listed minute by minute as well as a matrix on how and where stewards are deployed within the stadium. The booklet details advice on persistent standing, alcohol management and re-admittance to smokers who leave the stadium. The booklet also reveals the meaning of coded messages using red, black, blue and white colours as alerting steward and security staff of incidents.

In the wrong hands this booklet could well be a security concern especially to a potential terrorist. We will be contacting London Stadium 185 to inform them of the loss of this confidential document which was discarded for anyone to pick up.

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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

5 comments on “Security fears over lost steward briefing document

  1. It seems that the stadium operators need to get a grip, quite urgently. There appear to still be major issues in the running of the stadium in the way it is (i.e. every other week with a regular tenant).

  2. Seen a few of these lying around at previous matches too, presumably discarded by stewards

  3. Sean, I’ve picked up copies of these Steward Briefings after every game since Watford, I’ve got 4 different ones now, I noticed lots of them just left on the counters at the Hospitaility Lounges where Stewards had stood and was able to just pick one up to read. I’ve also since noticed that there are lots of them just discarded in the big blue wheely bins dotted around the outside of the Stadium around the Park. As you have said makes very interesting reading about the day’s match event from start to finish!!!! For me it’s just like another fanzine mag to read on the train home!!!!

  4. Here we go again,the T for Terrorist word.Do you really for one minute believe that an iconic stadium like the OS doesnt come under continual security services monitoring as a possible target.A potential terror suspect only has to burp down their phone these days in Britain & they get pulled in.
    Yeah some kids might have got in the other day but i bet any terror attack or possible plotting wouldnt even get off the ground.Fair enough if some fans want to take this Terror rubbish seriously but i cant.

  5. If my time is up my time is up JB.No bloody terrorist is going to have me pooing myself about going to the ground.It is this kind of thinking amongst people they want.Well they can kiss my old hairy infidel butt hehe

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