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O2 Arena owner AEG awards five-year protective services contract to Securitas UK

Securitas UK has been awarded a five-year contract to deliver protective security services for The O2 Arena. Home to world-class entertainment, the 20,000-capacity venue hosted over nine million visitors, 168 event days and 194 performances in 2018 alone. Owned by AEG, The O2...
Posted On 14 Aug 2019
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Jailed company director stole identities to supply “fake” security personnel at festivals

Lee Szuchnik, the director of a South Wales company that supplied events with bogus security staff using false identities, has been jailed for two years and three months at Cardiff Crown Court. His fellow director at LS Armour, namely Erica Lloyd, was handed a suspended sentence....
Posted On 24 Jan 2019
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Organiser ILMC unveils agenda for Event Safety & Security Summit (E3S) 2018

The conference agenda for the second annual Event Safety & Security Summit (E3S) – for which Risk Xtra is an Official Media Partner – has been announced and more than doubles the number of discussion topics and presentations from the inaugural edition held last...
Posted On 22 Aug 2018
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Wembley and Old Trafford stage counter-terrorism awareness events for new football season

With the new football season now underway, Counter-Terrorism Policing has been working with the Premier League, the English Football League (EFL) and the Football Association (FA) to help improve stadium security. Two Counter-Terrorism Awareness Workshops, specially configured to...
Posted On 14 Aug 2017
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Event Security and Human Intelligence: An Integrated Approach

In the wake of last November’s terrorist attacks in Paris, Chris Plimley outlines why he firmly believes that a considered mixture of physical, electronic and human security – coupled with intelligence and vigilance – is the best approach towards event safety....
Posted On 18 Jan 2016