MAST’s security report issue 369 is available to read now.
In the UK, politicians are due to review laws applied by the Met Police against people protesting the Coronation of King Charles. A man was arrested ahead of the Coronation after throwing shotgun cartridges into the grounds of Buckingham Palace. There have been several terrorism-related court appearances.
UK commercial retailers have reported a number of armed robbery incidents in the period observed, while there have been a number of court actions against suspected robbers. Two men have been held in connection with a £5 million robbery at a cash transit firm in Slough. Footballer Raheem Sterling has spoken about the armed robbery on his home during the World Cup.
In London, three shooting incidents left five people injured in a 24-hour period. According to recent data, there were more than 30,000 car thefts in London in 2022.
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