Police on high alert to prevent ‘lone wolf’ terrorist attack during Queen’s Jubilee, security expert reveals
The expert also said police would be carrying out “hostile vehicle mitigation” tactics to stop vehicles getting through security barriers
A security expert has revealed that police are on high alert to prevent a “lone wolf” terrorist attack during the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations.
Events will take place across the weekend to mark Her Majesty’s 70 years of reign.
Among the events include a concert featuring the likes of Elton John as Brits pay their tributes to the Queen.
But as thousands of people flock to the high profile events, security risks are also heightened.
Philip Grindell, a former Metropolitan police officer and CEO of Defuse Global said counterterrorism officers will be working hard to prevent any attacks by a “lone wolf” or an organised terrorist group.
Mr Grindell said that the force will be carrying out an entire search of the area of the events on the morning of the days the event will take place.
Such searches include “securing drains, looking at bins and putting sniffer dogs through the whole area”, he added.
While there also could be “potential search areas” where offices could use random searches, or they could search everyone, Mr Grindell told the Express.
There is also expected to be road closures throughout the bank holiday weekend, with police carrying out “hostile vehicle mitigation” tactics to stop vehicles getting through security barriers to ether set off explosives or mow into people.
Mr Grindell went on to say that there are a specific group of people who will be “closely monitored” by the force because individuals sometimes attempt to “disrupt” or “gain entry” to royal events.
Such people within that group have “delusions that they are actually the legitimate members of the Royal Family, have some affinity with the Royal Family or are just fixated with them", he continued