Saturday 24 August 2019

Burnley first to install security barriers to protect against terror attacks

Burnley have increased security measures outside Turf Moor
Burnley have increased security measures outside Turf Moor

Burnley have become the first football club in the country to install security barriers to protect fans from potential terrorist attacks.

The temporary barriers, which were first used outside Turf Moor for Saturday's Premier League game with Swansea, prevent drivers from ramming vehicles into supporters making their way to the ground.

There have been numerous incidents where vehicles have been used for fatal attacks during the past few years, including in London, Nice and Barcelona.

According to the Burnley Express, the British-designed barriers, installed by events management company StadiumTM on behalf of the football club, allow pedestrians, cyclists and wheelchair users to pass through and can be dropped in under 30 seconds to enable access for the emergency services.

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