LONDON Police erected new obstacles all around Queen Elizabeth’s Windsor Castle dwelling on Tuesday to increase safety a 7 days right after a man killed four men and women in an assault all around parliament in central London.
The added measures followed a critique of protection at Windsor, the oldest and most significant inhabited castle in the world positioned about twenty miles (32 km) to the west of the British cash, law enforcement stated.
The new obstacles ended up place in put ahead of the standard “Switching the Guard” ceremony on Wednesday which sees troopers in scarlet tunics and bearskin hats parade with an army band as a result of the city of Windsor just before heading into the castle.
The ceremony is massively well known with travelers with additional than 1.3 million men and women visiting the castle every single calendar year. Police stated the new obstacles in Windsor would be in addition to standard street closures.
“Even though there is no intelligence to point out a certain danger to Windsor, the latest events in Westminster obviously emphasize the need for excess protection measures to be released,” stated Assistant Chief Constable Dave Hardcastle of Thames Valley Police.
“The force believes that it is proportionate and needed to place in put excess protection measures to even more defend and assistance the community and the Guard Modify.”
Last Wednesday, Khalid Masood, fifty two, killed a few and wounded about 50 men and women right after driving a car into pedestrians on London’s Westminster Bridge just before fatally stabbing a policeman in the grounds of parliament just before he was shot dead.
Detectives stated they think he was performing by itself.
(Reporting by Michael Holden enhancing by Stephen Addison)