UK Police prepare terror attack warning for restaurants and cinemas

August 4th, 2008 - 11:35 am ICT by ANI  

London, Aug.4 (ANI): Britains National Counter Terrorism Security Office, a specialist police unit, has reportedly drawn up a warning guide for hospitality and entertainment sites in anticipation of terror attacks at crowded public places.
According to The Telegraph, owners and managers of hospitality and entertainment firms, including big hotels, are likely to be told to assess their businesses” likely vulnerabilities to attack and prepare contingency plans for staff in the event of such an attack.
The police-led security office would this month start running counter-terrorism training exercises for businesses in the “night-time economy”
Known as ARGUS courses, the exercises will present staff and managers in restaurants, cinemas, theatres and hotels with a simulated terrorist attack.
“In the worst case scenario your staff and customers could be killed or injured, and your premises destroyed or damaged in a ”no warning”, multiple and co-ordinated terrorist attack,” the office has told business owners.
On its website, NCTSO gives a stark warning about the threat to Britain posed by international terrorism.
According to the Home Office, two new protective security guidance booklets for cinemas, theatres, restaurants and hotels will be published soon. (ANI)

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