Police  State – London to be protected from terror attack by new £5m ‘ring of steel’ built around the City

A MULTI-MILLION pound “ring of steel” could be built in London in order to protect some of the capital’s highest skyscrapers from a terrorist attack.

Manned checkpoints, rising steel bollards, restricted roads and crash-proof barriers are among some of the measures proposed to strengthen the defences of London’s Square Mile at a cost of £5 million.

A number of new skyscrapers which are to be built in the City are seen as particularly vulnerable to a lorry bomb attack, the Evening Standard has reported.

Counter-terror specialists have put together plans for a secure cordon which would seal off key routes to Undershaft, St Mary Axe and Leadenhall Street and limit traffic access without having the need for vetting by security.

Police and intelligence agencies are reviewing security for all landmark buildings and public events in light of what happened in Berlin on Monday.

Source: London to be protected from terror attack by new £5m ‘ring of steel’ built around the City

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