Jewish security increased
by: Leslie Bunder - Last updated: 2003-11-20
Security to Jewish buildings and at communal events across the UK is to be increased following a rise in the terrorist threat level.
Members of the Jewish community are being asked to be extra vigilant and to report to the police anything that looks suspicious, the Community Security Trust (CST) is advising.
"Following recent attacks and threats to Jewish communities around the world, we are heightening security at building," a CST spokesperson told SomethingJewish. "We want people to inform the police immediately by dialling 999 if they see anything suspicious."
According to the CST, recent attacks on Jewish buildings in Istanbul as well as other cities around the world means there is a need for Jewish members of the public to extra vigilant.
In view of what has been happening to Jewish communities in other countries, the CST and police forces across the UK have been in regular contact with each other.
In London, the Metropolitan Police and the CST have issued a joint statement along with advertising to make sure members of the community are aware of the situation and what they should do if they spot anything suspicious.
"Community involvement is a key strand of the police counter terrorist effort. Everyone has a part to play in keeping our communities safe by listening to and acting on security advice, and by being alert and reporting suspicious activity to police," said the statement.