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Industry on high alert following London terrorist attack

Security has been tightened at major shopping centres and the main venue for London Fashion Week Men’s (LFWM) in the wake of the terror attack in the capital last weekend.

The British Fashion Council (BFC), which organises LFWM, sought to reassure those planning to attend the event’s official show space at 180 Strand in central London on 9-12 June. 

“As always we are working very closely with our security teams and the police to make sure the event is safe and secure,” the BFC said in a statement. “We take the security of the event and the safety of all our guests incredibly seriously and the BFC follows the same strict procedures for all its major events.

“As part of this procedures there will be bag checks taking place at the entrance of the official show venue.”

A spokeswoman for Intu shopping centres, which are located throughout the UK, said: “We are shocked by the atrocities committed in London Bridge last weekend and our thoughts are with all those who have been affected.

“The safety and security of our customers and staff is our absolute priority and we have well-rehearsed and flexible security plans to ensure our shopping centres are safe places to be. There are additional security measures in place and there will be more staff on the malls to provide a highly visible and reassuring presence for our customers.”

Three terrorists attacked people in the London Bridge area on Saturday evening, killing seven and injuring more than 50. It was the third terrorist attack in the UK in the past three months, following incidents at the Manchester Arena and on Westminster Bridge in London. 

Image credit: Philafrenzy on Wikimedia Commons

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