Armed Police Patrol Canterbury Cathedral

Country: United Kingdom

Date of incident: September 29, 2016

Category: Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Islamist / Private



Police with guns patrol Canterbury Cathedral due to concerns about terror attacks. The extra security is in response to a series of jihadist attacks across Europe, including the murder of French priest, Father Jacques Hamel.

A spokesman for Canterbury Cathedral said: “Having grown used to armed police patrols in our rail stations, airports and in the capital cities we should not be surprised that Kent Police has judged the same provision for the security of people needs to be made at significant sites in their own area. It is a sadness to us all that such a response is necessary but the police has made this decision with the safety of the public in mind.”
Source: Catholic Herald