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Architects REDESIGN UK: Britain's busiest cities changed by stealth amid terror threat
In the wake of the Westminster and Stockholm terrorist attacks, the British Government is ramping up efforts to protect our cities.
Exclusive by Belinda Robinson
The Government has been using architects to redesign British cities and buildings to create bollards and barriers that can block terrorists who want to use trucks or bombs to kill.
Anti-terror barriers have been secretly built into public spaces in London, Bristol, Manchester and other UK cities to withstand heavy impacts – like a seven-tonne truck driven at 50mph.
The work has been carried out with little public knowledge over the past several years.
And, the Home Office has been working alongside the Royal Institute of British Architects, the police and engineers - often without the public noticing.
MI5 and its partners are busy implementing even more counter terrorism efforts once again, weeks after the Westminster terror attacker Khalid Massood, 52, killed five innocent people.
The Muslim convert caused mayhem when he used an SUV to mow down innocent pedestrians walking along Westminster bridge before heading to parliament to stab a policeman.